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National Weater Service reports light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County this evening

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports isolated light snow showers across Clarksville-Montgomery County and northern portions of Middle
Tennessee are expected late this evening through overnight hours.

Snowfall accumulations could approach one quarter of an inch for locations north of I-40 and west of I-65. Caution on area roadways advised.

Cold weather will be in place today, but it will become even colder by Wednesday as a strong arctic cold front moves through the area late tonight.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday night.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday night.

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Issues Safety Warning for Pet Owners During Cold Weather

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC)  

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) reminds all pet owners of Montgomery County of the importance of making sure pets are properly cared for during the winter months and during periods of freezing temperatures.

Unusually cold temperatures are expected this week, which can be dangerous and even fatal for pets left outdoors for extended periods of time. Just as freezing temps can be harmful and fatal for humans, the risks are just as dangerous for pets. If it’s too cold for people to be outside, then it’s too cold for pets.

Cold Weather

Cold Weather

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Montgomery County Animal Care gives Hot Weather Warnings for Pets

 

Montgomery County Animal Care

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control says that although summer does not officially begin until June 21st, the outdoor temperatures have already been averaging 10 degrees higher than average.

During these high temperatures, it is important to remember that heat related illnesses in dogs and cats can set in quickly, sometimes within just a few minutes. Dogs and cats are very susceptible to heat exhaustion, often followed by heat stroke if not treated immediately.

Take Care of Pets During Hot Weather.

Take Care of Pets During Hot Weather.

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AAA/Kurgo survey shows nearly one in five respondents admit to taking hands off the wheel to keep dogs from climbing in front seat

 

AAAOrlando, FL – Seventy-eight million dogs reside in more than 46 million U.S. households, according to the American Pet Products Association, and an increasing number of these furry companions accompany their families on road trips, day trips and even local errands.

However, in a vehicle this can mean added distractions for the driver and added dangers for all passengers, including pets.

Survey examines habits of people driving with canine companions and potential distractions. (AAA)

Survey examines habits of people driving with canine companions and potential distractions. (AAA)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Offers Home Safety Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee animal lovers know that pets can be a great source of companionship. Unfortunately, pet owners may be unaware of how easily animals can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of a fire as well.

In recognition of National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15th, 2017), the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office offers important tips to keep pets, people, and property safe from fire.

National Pet Fire Safety Day is Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

National Pet Fire Safety Day is Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

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Clarksville Police Department provides Summer Pet Safety Tips

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Summer arrived at our door early in Clarksville and we’ve seen temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. CPD has already had three heat related, preventable dog deaths in our community and haven’t hit the hottest part of the summer yet.

In an effort to try and prevent further incidents of heat related deaths, the Clarksville Police Department, working in conjunction with Montgomery County Animal Care and Control, want to give pet owners some reminders/education about safeguarding your pets in hot weather.

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summer Pet Safety Tips

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Offers Home Fire Safety Tips for Pet Owners

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For many Tennesseans, pets provide comfort, friendship, and unconditional love. Unfortunately, a pet can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of it as well. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to educate pet owners on important precautions to keep pets, people, and property safe from fire.

“We remind Tennesseans that fire safety is a key component of responsible pet ownership,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Simple preventative measures can and should be implemented to protect pets from the devastating effects of fire.”

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Tennessee Department of Health says Rabies Vaccinations crucial in preventing Deaths

 

Health, Agriculture & TWRA Leaders Ask Tennesseans to Help Fight Deadly Disease

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats.

The deadly disease is causing concern for officials with the departments of Health and Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, who believe some may have forgotten or are not aware of the impact of rabies.

Rabies

Rabies

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When You Rescue an Animal from a Shelter

 

A boxer

Clarksville, TN – One afternoon my husband Bill and I went to the Animal Shelter. One little puppy captured our hearts and we took her home with us.

Fawn, named because she is the color of a deer, has big brown eyes, huge paws, and the sculptured body of a boxer. The animal control officer, believed she would eventually weigh about 55 pounds. She now weighs 96 pounds (our fault, we are assured by her vet), and she is, unfortunately, somewhat obsessive-compulsive.

Fawn believes that order should reign in this world. When any object in our house is moved to a new location, Fawn is disturbed. When she was a puppy, she would stand and bark at the object until she finally decided that we weren’t going to move it again. She now just avoids that area for several weeks at a time. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

 

Cold WeatherClarksville, TN – With the temperatures dropping this week, pet owners should take extra care making sure their pets are protected from the elements.

Your pet is always safer and happier when it is indoors with you. Cats should always be kept indoors so that they are not  exposed to all of the dangers that exist outside, such as cars, other animals, harsh weather, and cruel people. At night  make sure that your pet sleeps away from drafts, preferably in a pet bed.

It is also important to make sure that your cat  or dog always wears an appropriately fitting collar and an ID tag with your current address and phone number on it (even if your pet never goes outdoors because you never know what might happen). «Read the rest of this article»

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