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I would certainly hope that people with pets have their furry charges inside with them during this abominable snow.
They care for tigers, lions, cougars, and one coatimundi, and some of that care this week has been a mutual effort between man and beast.
According to a missive dispatched from the sanctuary, the smaller cats stay in enclosed structures with space heaters. Others bunk up with den mates to share body heat, and the biggest cats have access to at least one cinder block den filled with straw.
The humans might have a tougher go of it. The volunteer staff faces manpower shortages because people can’t get through to the center. Frozen water tubs in the enclosures and frozen pipes in the commissary make hydration an uphill fight, and the medical staff charged with administering IV fluids and other injections to the sick cats must do so, outside, sans gloves.
Put all that together and it doesn’t sound too appealing. It does, though, sound quite rewarding. Way to go, people.