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Protect your furry friends during cold snap

L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control says staffers are here if you need them

Posted: December 5, 2013 8:58 a.m.
Updated: December 5, 2013 8:58 a.m.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) would like to remind L.A. County residents of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) current weather advisory for the Los Angeles area. Freezing temperatures are predicted by NWS for the Antelope Valley and other parts of Los Angeles County. The freeze warning remains in effect until 10:00 p.m. Friday evening. Minimum temperatures of 12 to 22 degrees are expected Thursday morning and Friday morning in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Director of DACC Marcia Mayeda says, “While our pets do have some protection against dropping temperatures with their coats, they are vulnerable in overly cold weather like we are.” The Director and the entire DACC staff wish to remind residents that our communications centers are staffed at all hours to help animals in need.

Please remember to properly protect your animals from the cold today and through the winter. In in doubt, bring your pets indoors. The NWS advisory calls for six to eight-hour durations of sub-freezing temperatures in the Antelope Valley for each day of the advisory period.

DACC Communication Center Phone Numbers

Downey: (562) 940-6898

Carson/Gardena: (310) 523-9566

Baldwin Park: (626) – 962-3577

Lancaster: (661) – 940-4191

Castaic: (661) – 257-3191

Agoura: (818) – 991-0071

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