Warming centers for humans and pets are now available in North Versailles Township.
NORTH VERSAILLES, PA – In response to dangerously low temperatures in the Pittsburgh area, North Versailles launched two warming stations for humans and pets on Friday.
The first warming site (North Versailles Township Community Center) is located at 1401 Greensburg Ave., while a second warming center for dogs is located at 330 Kline Ave. Unless the temperature remains subzero, the warming centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Bud Pusey stated, We're here for everyone, not just North Versailles residents, but pretty much anyone in the surrounding area." We're open seven days a week, from seven a.m. to seven p.m. After 7 p.m., we'll try our best to help.
Pusey advised those who could to call dispatch at 412-823-1111 if they needed assistance.
If owners choose to keep their pets in the warming center for pets, they must be leashed or caged, according to Pusey. There is food for cats and dogs if needed, but they ask that folks provide their own food.
People will be fed if they are hungry. The fire department will also provide rides to those who require transportation to warming facilities.
This week, Pittsburgh shelters felt the effects of the chilly weather and responded to the cry for assistance.
Even if you only have to go outdoors for a second, nobody enjoys being cold, but just imagine being out there, dark, cold, and alone, remarked Pusey. The elements will get to you quickly, which is why we need these locations, because not only can you come in and feel warm, but you could also be able to communicate with someone you've never met before. Make friends, it can be a little more than a warming center, you know.