Chained dog found frozen to death

Chained dog found frozen outside of Connecticut home

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On New Years Day, a heartbreaking discovery was made outside of a house in Hartford, Connecticut. Police, following up on a tip from a concerned citizen, discovered the frozen body of a dog who was left outside to suffer in the bitter cold. According to Fox 61 News, the dog was curled up in a fetal position in a dog house which offered little, if any, protection from the frigid conditions.

The dog belonged to a man who was sent to jail months ago on drug charges – someone was supposed to be watching the young dog, but apparently that never happened. Family members told the authorities that the dog was moved outside after a pipe in the house burst.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley commented on the condition of the dog’s body, which was covered in frozen fecal matter, by the time that he was found, “The dog showed signs of hypothermia, as morbid as it is, the dog was frozen solid when the officers got it.”

A veterinary exam of the deceased dog’s body revealed that he had been neglected before his death – the body was underweight and showed signs of muscle wasting. Suffice to say, he suffered greatly before succumbing to the bitter cold. According to the Associated Press, animal cruelty charges are expected.

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18 replies
  1. Donna L Hawkins says:

    This dog was tortured to a slow death! He was put outside by whom ?! Who’s responsible ?!! Why didn’t someone speak up sooner!!?? Disgusting!

  2. Marsha Squibb says:

    Absolutely disgraceful!! Find this bastard,hose him down with water and tie him outside till he dies like this poor dog!!!

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    This example of a horse manure who was ‘supposed’ to be taking care of the dog should be arrested and prosecuted for FELONY animal cruelty along with these lousy relatives who did nothing – it is freezing in the northeast and yet this poor animal received no help whatsoever. I hope all of these hunks of trash posing as humans get a good dose of what they gave – NO MERCY!

  4. maxiemom says:

    The only proper punishment for the scumbags who are failing their pets in this way is to do the EXACT same thing to them: strip them totally naked; chain them outside with little to no protection, depending upon what they did, or didn’t do, for their dog (or cat); same goes for the food and water; leave them outside for as long a time as they did their pet; IF they manage to stay alive, THEN jail them.

    I know this won’t happen because it would be considered ‘cruel and unusual punishment’: however, what they did to their innocent victims has earned at least a night of this, and perhaps it would convince others to think twice before they committed the same heinous act.

  5. Kathy Colbert says:

    I hope the same thing happens to the cruel monster who was supposed to care for the dog! Starve him/her and lock them up with no heat or anything! Let them suffer like that poor dog did!

  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    There are NUMEROUS VERY GUILTY PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THS : including individuals living in close proximity and SHOULD have seen the problems and neglect the poor animal was suffering, the Putrid Family Members, of the Rotten Drug Ridden Owner… And most of all the ANIMAL CONTROL and the LAW ENFORCEMENT that should have know the individual at this address was in JAIL!!!

    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you. I hope they all burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… I also hope that these POS’s all die terrible, agonizing deaths alone and afraid……

  7. Stephen Phillips says:

    Rest-in-peace, precious soul: you deserved SO much more from life…

  8. PAMELA D says:


  9. Theresa says:

    Fucking dirt bag pig fuckers I bet their fat asses were warm and safe they all should be fucking killed bunch fucking losers

  10. Debbie says:

    He will get a lawyer. Pay a lot of money
    Lawyer talks to judge he gets released with a 1000 dollar fine or something equally as frustrating. Probation. How about JUSTICE!????? WHEN9 DOES THAT ENTER THE PICTURE????


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