SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures which can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the temperature drops.

For information about preparing pets and livestock for an emergency, visit the County Animal Response Team’s webpage at

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If you see a pet left outside in freezing conditions without shelter, report it to the police department.