In Russia, a sicko owner purposely poured water over his loyal dog and put her outdoors in minus -25F degree weather to freeze to death. When rescuers arrived in the city of Yakutsk, regarded as the coldest city in the world, the dog whimpered while still alive but completely encased in ice in her frozen death kennel.
According to the Siberian Times, the one-year-old female pooch broke rescuers’ hearts, when her eyes still open and so frightened, waved her paw hoping someone would help her. The rest of her body had been frozen solid to the ground on what has been called the coldest night so far in the Russian winter.
The dog was rushed to an emergency veterinarian, but despite the best life saving efforts, it was decided to humanely euthanize her.
“The eyes, I will never forget them. Did you ever see a man who wanted to live but who was already dying? The dog had exactly the same eyes, understanding everything, but unable to explain,” a volunteer stated.
A petition has garnered more than 10,000 Russian signatures demanding justice. The owner is said to have neglected the dog on other occasions.
“It’s one thing when your dog dies, but this man has many children. Today he let his dog die next to the house, and tomorrow the same may happen to his children.” activists have claimed.
Animal activists continue to complain about alleged police inaction over the case, and a policy of the local mayor to clean up city by exterminating strays.
Now an MP in Moscow, Sergey Boyarsky, has taken up the case calling for a prosecution of the owner.
Rest in peace sweet dog.
(Photos of dog left out in -25F temperature via screenshots Vkontakte/Siberian Times)
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