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2A | WEDNESDA Y, DECEMBER 29, 2021 | SIUSLAW NEWS
On The Record
Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets
With the weather getting
colder, windier, and po-
tentially snowy, Greenhill
Humane Society wants to
encourage pet families to
take extra precaution before
heading out on adventures.
Dry, cold air, chilly rain,
sleet, and snow can cause
chapped paws, itchy skin,
and other discomforts to
“The Willamette valley
will be experiencing severe
winter weather, so it is im-
portant that we make sure
our pets are warm and safe
in the extreme cold and
snow,” said Megan Brezovar,
Greenhill’s Engagement &
Humane Education Manag-
er. “One easy way to make
sure your pets feel warm
and comfortable is to limit
their time in the harsh ele-
ments and make sure their
bodies and paws are dry
after romping in the snow.
Giving outside cats indoor
access will help protect
them from freezing tem-
Follow the tips below to
ensure your pets are enjoy-
ing their outside adventures
• Remember, if it’s too
cold for you, it’s cold for
your pet, so keep your an-
imals inside. Pets who are
unaccustomed to being out
in the cold can freeze, be-
come disoriented, lost, sto-
len, injured or harmed.
• Towel dry your pet as
soon as they come inside,
paying special attention to
their feet and in-between
the toes. Remove any snow
from between their foot
• Never shave your dog
down to the skin in winter,
as a longer coat will provide
more warmth. If your dog is
short-haired, consider get-
coverage and warmth and
can also prevent ice and
salt from getting lodged be-
tween bare toes and causing
• Pets burn extra energy
by trying to stay warm in
wintertime. Pets who spend
a lot of time outdoors may
need to be fed more during
the cold weather months.
• Make sure your com-
panion animal has a warm
place to sleep, off the floor
and away from all drafts. A
cozy dog or cat bed with a
warm blanket or pillow is
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• If your pet is shivering
While some in Lane County enjoy the snow, like this and refuses to play, the an-
family dog in Eugene, it’s never a good idea to leave imal is too cold and should
a pet outside in the cold.
ting them a coat or sweater. Ice melt products can be
• Antifreeze is a lethal
• After each walk, wash irritating to pets’ feet and
and dry your pet’s feet and should be washed off. Use
stomach to remove ice, and pet-friendly ice melts when-
check for cracks in paw pads ever possible.
or redness between the toes.
• Booties can
LINDBERG—Shane Lindberg, 59, lationship; her longtime companion
passed away suddenly on December Bob Rawding; brother Rodney Lind-
20, 2021, while visiting in
berg; his wife Carol and
Springfield due to a med-
their children Cory, Troy,
Whitney and Beth; as well
Shane was born and
as his sister Hope White,
raised in Florence, Ore.,
her husband Darryl and
and spent most of his
their children Madison
adult life either on the
and Samantha, and several
Oregon coast or in the
other family members.
Salem and Eugene ar-
At this time, the family
eas. During the past few Shane Lindberg does not anticipate a ser-
years, he lived in Lincoln City and, vice, although a celebration of life
most recently, Waldport.
will be scheduled in the future.
Shane was blessed with a talent for
wood working and created tables and
FOSTER—Carol Foster, our be-
carvings using myrtle wood. He was loved Mom, passed away in her sleep
very successful at selling his sculp- early morning on Dec. 12, 2021. She
tures at various craft shops along the is survived by her four children:
Oregon coast. Working with wood Gregg, Susan, Lindy and Lauri, as
brought Shane a great deal of happi- well as grandchildren Cycle, Solon
ness and a sense of fulfillment.
and Evan; and great-grandchildren
He was predeceased by his father, Allison, Kaley, AJ, Tyler and Jace.
Bill Lindberg. He is survived by his
Carol was an inspiration to us all,
mother Teddy-Jean Lindberg, with completing her education at night
whom he had a close and loving re- while having four kids at home in or-
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Keep these tips in mind with
inclement weather conditions
der to become a librarian. She passed
her love of books on to everyone, lat-
er opening a well-loved bookstore in
Florence, Books ‘n’ Bears.
Meanwhile, she was also a dedicat-
ed dog trainer who helped found the
Oregon Coast Humane Society in
Florence, Ore. For many years, she
was a Red Cross volunteer who trav-
eled around the US helping disaster
victims. She was a longtime member
of the FloTones singing group, and
also sang in the Florence Communi-
For us kids, she was who we want-
ed to grow up to be.
She will be missed by her family
and her community. A memorial
will be planned for after the holi-
In lieu of flowers, please donate
to Oregon Coast Humane Society
or the American Red Cross. Burns’s
Riverside Chapel Florence Funer-
al Home was in charge of arrange-
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sure to thoroughly clean up
any spills from your vehicle
and consider using prod-
ucts that contain propylene
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• Car motors are of par-
ticular danger to cats who
sleep outside. Cats seek the
warmth of car motors, and
they can be severely injured
or killed when caught in the
fan belt of a car’s engine.
Make it a habit to knock on
the hood of the car or honk
your horn before starting
To learn more about
Greenhill Humane Society
or tips on keeping your pets
safe in inclement weather,
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