ALBUQUERQUE — Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) warns that severely cold weather is expected to hit New Mexico, putting animals left outside at risk of injury or death.
Subfreezing temperatures are expected across Northern New Mexico and the eastern plains, so the group is urging New Mexicans to bring their animals inside for protection.
Younger animals, older animals, and those without thick fur coats are particularly vulnerable, but any animals can suffer from temperatures that feel uncomfortable to people.
“These conditions can be very dangerous to our animal companions,” said APNM’s Cruelty Case Manager Alan Edmonds. “Noses and other areas of exposed skin can sustain permanent damage, and the combination of cold and wind chill puts animals at risk of hypothermia, frostbite and even freezing to death.”
Animal Protection of New Mexico’s mission is to advocate for the rights of animals by effecting systemic change, resulting in the humane treatment of all animals.