Keep Your Pets Safe in Extreme Weather | VideoSarahbeth Ackerman | 10/2/2012
Keeping them out in the extreme heat or cold can be dangerous. According to the Minot Police Director of Animal Control, Richard Schnell, this type of treatment can even be seen as animal cruelty.
"Animals in the car or animals outside is much as much as in the car, I`d prefer them, if I had a choice to be in the car, that acts like a shelter if its just outside and chained up, even if it`s a decent dog house, ya know it`s gonna be negative ten degrees below zero, it`s gonna be negative ten in that dog house, so leaving an animal unattended in extreme heat or extreme cold is certainly the possibility of animal cruelty."
Police are asking if anyone sees any suspicious activity regarding animal cruelty to give them a call.