Operation Gimme Shelter provides winter relief for pets

Operation Gimme Shelter provides winter relief for pets

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Some of man's best friends were given a bit of shelter from the wintry weather over the weekend.

With New York City experiencing a horrendously brutal winter, frigid temperatures and record-breaking snowfall, many pet owners simply lack the resources or knowledge to provide adequate shelter for their pets.

In a proactive measure to help animals in need, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the NYPD, and New York Cares launched "Operation Gimme Shelter" in Jamaica, Queens.

The program targets pets who spend much of their time outside in frigid temperatures.

Volunteers gave away food, dog houses and other supplies to pet owners who need help taking care of their four legged companions.

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