This law passed last year around this time and because it's so hot outside again today (temps may just reach up to 90 degrees), it may be a good reminder.

15 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

That's the penalty if you leave your dog outside in the extreme cold or heat in Niagara County, something that has already been passed in Buffalo late last year. Specifically, the temperatures in the law are below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees.


Any person who owns or has custody or control of a dog that is left outdoors shall provide it with shelter appropriate to its breed, physical condition and the climate.

This ordinance will enforced by police and any animal control officer in Niagara County and Buffalo.

It's going to be extremely hot the next few days, so please make sure that your pets stay inside except for potty breaks!

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