Dog and Cat in WinterAs the harsh winter months settle in, it is important that you think about keeping your pets safe from all of the dangers that the season can present. In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Make sure you keep your four-footed family members safe and warm. If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them.

Keep your cats and dogs (and even horses!) safe and warm this season by following these simple tips from the Humane Society of the United States: Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather.

Have You Noticed Any Cats Outside on Cold Days?

They may be pets whose owners let (or put) them outside. Or they could be community cats, a group that includes ferals (who are afraid of people) and strays (who have been lost or abandoned).

No matter how resourceful outdoor cats may be, they need help surviving winter, too. Follow these tips for making sure your local outdoor cats have shelter, food and water during the cold months.