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Pets need care in severe weather

With the severe weather southwest Montana is currently experiencing, the Butte-Silver Bow Animal Services Department would like to remind citizens that it is important to keep their pets safe, warm and comfortable.

Companion animals can be at risk from freezing temperatures and other winter hazards. When the temperature drops be sure to get your pets inside where they can be warm and out of the elements. Take them out for short bathroom breaks, but do not leave them out for extended periods of time.

The low temperature exposure can lead to hypothermia and other medical problems. If the weather is cool and the dog must be outside, ensure they have a warm insulated dog house, fresh unfrozen water and additional food to help keep their body temperature up. Also, when pets come in from a walk or outside be sure to wipe paws off as they can carry toxic ice melt if they lick their paws clean.

Furthermore, never leave a pet in the car in the cold temperatures. The car acts as a refrigerator and can be a serious risk to your pet’s health. Last, if you have an older, ill or young pet, a coat may be imperative as many of these pets cannot regulate their body temperature.

Details or concerns: 406-497-6525.

Toastmaster groups announce winners

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Top O’ the Mornin’ Toastmasters weekly winners included Joe McBride, best speaker, and Billie Holmlund was best evaluator and best topic respondent.

Competition winners for the Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club #9765 include Priscila Hoover, best speaker, and Mandi Kambic, best evaluator and best table topics respondent.

Car seat clinic set for Oct. 16

A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Uptown Fire Station, 120 S. Idaho.

Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child’s weight and age, recall information, and more.

Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5016.

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