PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– In Pender County the animal shelter is prepared for cold weather with their renovated outdoor dogs houses.
Shelter manager Jewell Horton says they spent about $75,000 over the last 3 years getting fully insulated dogs houses and a wind barrier for their 30 outdoor units.
Horton says they have had people ask about the dogs being cold, but she says they are fully monitored and comfortable.
“The state department of agriculture, their inspector, she visits regularly because of issues they’ve had in the past,” Horton said. “She is very impressed with it and we get constant referrals from other shelters to come inspect what we’ve done. Generally our outside dogs stay healthier than our indoor dogs.”
Horton also says the insulated dog houses are made of stainless steel so the dogs cannot chew them.