By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Animal Control Officers from around the area are reminding dog owners of new state laws passed regarding the amount of time your dogs should be outside in extreme cold weather.
With temperatures forecasted in the single digits and wind chills expected well below zero, your dog should not be left outside for more than 15-minutes. The new laws actually refer to any extreme weather, cold, heat, wind, rain or snow, which could all pose a health and safety risk for your dog. A section of the new laws also indicates a person shall not leave a dog outside when a weather advisory, warning or watch is issued. Over the next week temperatures will be close to record lows and very cold windchills.