Animal welfare received 150 calls during Denver’s Arctic blast

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Posted at 5:47 AM, Feb 19, 2021

DENVER — Denver Animal Protection received 150 calls over the frigid weekend about concerns for animals, with the majority of calls being made to report dogs being left out in the extreme cold.

Weekend weather in Denver was chilled by an Arctic blast, with daytime temperatures struggling to get into the single digits and overnight-low temperatures plunging below zero.

The extreme weather prompted many to call the city about “welfare investigations” related to dogs left out in the cold, said Kyle Wagner, a city spokeswoman.

“There were a lot of people calling in, and we followed up on those calls,” Wagner said.

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