I don’y even care if this was a photo-op. Mayor Cory Booker rocks for responding personally to the tweets of a tv reporter and her camera man concerning a poor dog sitting on bare concrete in the freezing cold.
If you know of pets not being properly protected from cold weather, please do something. Try talking to the owners—maybe offer to help find a solution. If that doesn’t work, let animal control and animal welfare groups know there are pets in danger. Don’t forget, when temperature drop below freezing, water bowls freeze over unless they’re heated. So, even if a dog or cat has shelter, it may not have access to water.