Another dog has perished in the bitter cold – another careless dog owner is now facing charges. According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the dog warden with the sheriff’s office responded to a call concerning the welfare of a dog in St. Clair Township.
The dog in question was found deceased in an outdoor dog house which had no insulation – the dog was unable to survive the frigid temperature. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the dog’s owners are facing a charge for cruelty to a companion animal.
The Sheriff’s Office reminded others to take care to ensure that their own pets, and those of neighbors, are safe. The department stated:
“Please do not leave your pets outside in the cold. If you suspect someone is mistreating a pet or has left them out in the cold, call the Butler County Sheriff’s Dog Warden at (513) 785-1300 or text “COPS” to 274637 and you will remain anonymous. Mistreatment of animals is NEVER acceptable.”
Dogs dying from being left outside in the winter cold is currently rampant – in Connecticut, a dog kept chained outside of a home in Hartford was found frozen to death on New Year’s day, and a woman in South Carolina is facing charges after a frozen puppy was found in a cage outside of her home in Aiken.
Fur is not enough to ensure that a dog is safe from the cold – if you are cold, they are cold. Bring pets inside.
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