Animal care services ready to help animals left behind in cold weather

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – With another arctic front expected to move into the Coastal Bend early Thursday, Corpus Christi Animal Care Services is preparing to help pets that have been left out in the cold.

Officers are prepared to “take appropriate action for pets found in difficult circumstances where their welfare is at risk”.

During regular business hours, residents can call the Customer Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489) to call an agent to respond to a pet in need or, after hours of operation, call the non-emergency number for the police department. at 361-886-2600

“If you have a dog outside, the new ordinance, the new law that just passed for Corpus is that if it’s thirty-two degrees or if it’s thirty-two degrees, you have to bring your animal inside,” said ACS’s Joel Skidmore. “There’s no more ‘I have a kennel, it can stay outside’. You bring your dog inside, that’s the requirement.”

If anyone is found in violation of the city ordinance, they will receive a warning. Failure to do so can result in tickets and fines and animal control plans to confiscate any strays left out in the cold.

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