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Katie is a calm and affectionate 2-year-old Shepherd mix who loves to play. She's a real sweetheart, and she adores being petted and being close to her human friends. Katie will be a perfect pet for her new family. Her adoption fee is $95.

Spot is a charming 5-month-old male tabby. He's sweet and gentle, and he loves attention. He's a friendly kitten who starts purring as soon as you approach him, and he never stops. Spot's adoption fee is $65.

Now that the temperatures are dropping below freezing at night, it's important to make extra efforts to protect our pets and keep them comfortable. When the thermometer says it's in the teens or 20s, it's definitely time to bring pets inside at night. Very few dog breeds are really equipped for cold Utah weather, and even those like malamutes and huskies can get frostbite on exposed areas. Small dogs, puppies, cats and other small pets can't stay warm enough and need to be inside.

Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors also need extra calories to maintain their body temperature in the winter, so be sure to feed them additional food. Animals who spend daytime outside should have access to warm shelter where they can escape from wind and wet weather. Finally, check and refill pets' water bowls often to be sure they're not full of ice. Although animals have fur coats, it's still always best for them to be indoors with the family when the cold weather strikes. Come see cute Katie and super Spot at Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 W. 3900 South, or call 269-7499. View pets virtually at www.slcoanimalservices.org.