FIDO: Cold temperatures too cold for animals

(Provided Photo, file/Madison County EMA)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside, or FIDO, is reminding pet owners to keep their outdoor animals safe over the next several days.

FIDO will hand out straw to pet owners from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

In normal winter temperatures, a dog house with straw helps the animals stay dry and maintain body heat, but that’s not enough in this extreme cold.

FIDO is pleading that all owners bring outside animals indoors when it gets dangerously cold.

If you see a pet in danger, you’re encouraged to call the Mayor’s Action Line at 317-327-4622. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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