We post often about the problems—some of them life-threatening—that extreme cold or heat can cause for dogs. The folkd at Indianapolis Animal care & Control have decided to set strict limits that will help dog owners make decisions about whether or not their pooch needs to be in the house:
A new addition to the Indianapolis Animal Care and Treatment Ordinance defines the extreme low and high temperatures at which point dog owners must bring their dog inside a temperature controlled facility.
The ordinance states that your dog must be brought inside:
- When the outside temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below
- When the outside temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above
- When there’s a windchill warning
- When there’s a heat advisory
- When a tornado warning has been issued
What do you think? Is this good policy or government overreach?