From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Contact: Lieutenant J.M. Grote
The Hannibal Police Department would like to remind the public to provide extra care for their animals due to the extreme cold and precipitation. Residents should always make sure their animal has food, water that is not frozen and warm shelter conducive for maintaining body heat. Once temperatures drop under 20 degrees Fahrenheit all owners need to be aware their animals could potentially develop cold-associated health problems like frost bite and hypothermia. Residents are strongly encouraged to bring their animals indoors when possible. The Community Service Officers step up patrol during times like these looking for animals that are being neglected by their owners. The Hannibal Police Department requests that members of the public be responsible pet owners. Make sure your pets are well cared for and if you noticed neglected animals please contact the Hannibal Police Department at 573-221-0987.