We've talked time and time again about the dangers of the cold--not only for humans but their furry friends.  But now an animal protection group is hoping to drive the point home with a dramatic display.

Members of the Michigan Humane Society's cruelty investigation and rescue teams will be spending the night Tuesday...in dog houses.  The event, which is set in Detroit, will show the damaging effects of the cold on all, especially animals.

The event is also a fundraiser to collect money to bring the message to the public.  Already this year, dozens of stories of animals found frozen to death, found without adequate shelter or enough food or water to survive the bitter weather.

Organizers say they're hoping the event, which they admit won't be an easy one to survive, will drive home the point that providing shelter for animals is critical especially in very warm and very cold temperatures.