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PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has activated emergency response protocols due to severe weather and extreme cold temperatures hitting the area this week.

Warming centers at four Senior Center locations are currently open throughout the city. Facilities are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice. The locations include:

Greenfield Senior Center – 745 Greenfield Ave. (412-422-6551)

Homewood Senior Center – 7321 Frankstown Ave. (412-244-4190)

Sheraden Senior Center – 720 Sherwood Ave. (412-777-5012)

South Side Market House Senior Center – 12th St. and Bingham St. (412-488-8404)

Public Safety personnel have been instructed to notify and assist the homeless with access to the shelters.

City residents are advised to keep their pets indoors this week. New and approved changes to the animal care ordinances are also in place. Owners are not permitted to leave a dog outside, subject to the weather and elements, for more than thirty (30) minutes at a time when temperatures are below thirty-two (32) degrees Fahrenheit. Any violations to the animal care ordinances should be reported to Animal Care and Control by calling 412-255-2036 during business hours or 412-255-2935 outside of business hours.

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