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The Humane Society of Central Oregon wants to remind people that unhealthy air quality also applies to animals. Keep your pets indoors and limit time outside. If you are experiencing breathing issues, scratchy eyes and throat, your body is reacting to toxins in the smoke. This smoke also affects pets, horses, livestock and wildlife in similar ways. Animals that have cardiovascular or respiratory disease are most vulnerable during poor air quality and should be monitored. Birds are particularly susceptible to particulates in the air.

HSCO rents animal crates for $5 a month if your dog is not fully housetrained and containment will help. Call 541 382-3537 for more information.