Couple charged after dog found frozen on porch

Couple arrested following discovery of frozen dog on porch

An Illinois couple was arrested for leaving their dog outside on a porch in the bitter cold – the dog was unable to survive the frigid weather and perished. According to WGN 9 News, 21-year-old Monica Alanas and 26-year-old Jonathan Flores-Barona are facing charges of animal cruelty for leaving the young Shih Tzu to die on the porch of a home in Northlake.

The dog’s untimely demise happened after a fight between the married couple – according to reports, Alanas left her home and went to spend the night at her parents’ Northlake residence. The husband allegedly told her that he would leave her clothes, and the dog, on the home’s front porch. WGN 9 reported that the clothes were brought inside of the home, but the dog, who was inside of a crate, was left outside in 10-degree weather.

By the time that the dog was found the next morning, it was too late – the cold had taken its deadly toll. This dog’s death is just one of many as extreme cold continues to grip much of the nation.

The couple is due in court on February 20.

(Screenshot via WGN News)

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17 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    I can’t believe how many similar stories we are hearing about frozen, abandoned dogs……. WTF is going on???

    I am haunted by the thought of this poor precious little treasure, suffering alone, afraid and worst of all unloved…… I know that anyone who is intentionally cruel to a furbaby will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… hope they get there ASAP……. after suffering a terrible death alone and afraid…..

    These POS’s deserve to be severely punished for abandoning their trusting (to the end) furbaby (who probably wondered why s/he was outside and abandoned)…….

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    THESE TWO ETHNIC POS BETTER NOT JUST WLAK AWAY FROM THIS HORROFIC DEED!!! They should have just killed each other if they had such an ISSUE!!!! Why in the hell did this little dog have to suffer such a terrible death!!!

  3. John says:

    21-year-old Monica Alanas and 26-year-old Jonathan Flores Barona. These people live in Northlake Illinois. We can only home they are banned for life from owning animals. They are lowest forms of life in our society.

  4. Melissa Gurley says:

    I don’t like to be mean but I hope they both rot in hell that poor dog this keeps happening over and over the laws have to change NOW

  5. Helen says:

    Couple fight and the dog dies. What’s wrong with this picture? When her dirtbag husband threatened to leave the dog outside, why didn’t she take the dog with her? Idiots! Throw both of them in the slammer and throw away the key. They should be banned from ever having another living pet.

  6. Adrienne says:

    I hope the judge at their hearing doesn’t just give them a slap on the wrist,pay a fine and told they can’t own a pet for 5 year, BULL S!!!! Give them each jail time and pay a steep fine to the animal shelters in the area. So she went to her parents home and couldn’t tell them what he did to her clothes and dog? God! What is happening in this world and what is this weather doing to peoples minds? I don’t really thing their minds are in any way affected by the weather -hot or cold- just selfish people and only thing of themselves.He brought her clothes in from the porch and left the dog their in her exposed,cold crate? Put him outside with no protection and let’s see what happens to him. Hope they never produce any children. God help this country with these maggots that live among us. Please keep us up to date with what happens to these scum.

  7. pennysdachshunds says:

    These Cretins both need sterilization ASAP I don’t even think a Priest would recommend these Moronic , immature, worthless scumbags, to have children… that could possibly end up in the same situation as their poor little Puppy!!! they need to be ostracized BY THE WHOLE COMMUNITY!!!!

  8. Barkley's Mom says:

    These two irresponsible POS’s need the book thrown at them. Obviously clothes meant more to them then a life! Rest in peace you poor little dog, you had evil, selfish pet parents who didn’t deserve your love.

  9. slv says:

    Where in Illinois?? I live in IL and would like to follow this story. Hope someone locks their fat asses out in the cold overnight.

  10. maxiemom says:

    Bastard deserves to be stripped naked, put in a cage, and left in the cold to rot overnight.

    IF he survives, too bloody bad. Then the courts can have him. Taking your anger out on your spouse by putting her dog outside like this is evil. She should have taken her dog with her to make certain she was safe. Why she didn’t is something I just don’t understand.

  11. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Illinois has some of the strongest animal cruelty laws in the country which isn’t saying much, but the trick is to get the judges to ENFORCE the laws to the maximum extent. Until judges wake up there is no hope.

  12. Theresa says:

    I think two fucking fat pigs should both be tied outside in the freezing cold to die and I don’t mind being mean when it comes to animal abuse I’m heartless

  13. Jacqueline Kenny says:

    Big fat ass maybe we should leave him out in a crate overnight God knows he has enough fat to survive. They should never be allowed to have animals ever again

  14. Red says:

    Both of these low life, sorry excuses for humans SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!!! Do not slap their fat hands and let them off…..hold them liable. RIP sweet pup….at least you will never have to tolerate the horrible home and owners you were having to endure!


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