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How to keep your pets safe and warm outdoors this winter

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You and your family aren't the only ones that could be affected by the sudden drop in temperature.

An Adoption Counselor with the Raleigh County Humane Society told 59News the colder weather could be just as dangerous to your pets.

Joyce Stover gives advice on how to keep them warm and safe these next few days if you can't keep them indoors.

"If you have to leave your animals outside, make sure they have warm pine shavings or straw, don't put any blankets outside because they will get wet and will freeze the animals," she said.

Stover also told us if your pet picks up their paws for a few seconds while walking, that probably indicates their paws are freezing, and that they should be taken indoors immediately.