Dog abandoned and frozen in crate

Dog froze to death after being abandoned in cage left in the woods

A dog froze to death after someone abandoned her in a cage which was left in the woods in freezing weather. According to multiple sources, the female dog was discovered on Wednesday inside of a cage which had been dumped along the river near River Blvd. and Vine Street in Marion, Indiana.

Dog found frozen in crate

Michael Edwards made the grim discovery while headed for home on Wednesday afternoon – he told F0x 59 News, “As soon as I lifted the blanket, what I saw broke my heart I started crying. I set the blanket back down and had to walk away for a minute.” The dog, believed to be named Lady, was unable to escape from the frigid conditions…she had to endure the bitter cold until she perished.

Now, the community, and the local animal shelter, is hoping that someone will be arrested. On Thursday, the Facebook page for the Marion-Grant County Humane Society wrote:

The persons have been identified it is up to Marion Animal Care and Control and the police department to arrest them.

A subsequent post from the shelter includes a photo of a dog, who is believed to be the same dog found inside of the cage:

This is the dog that died in the cage her name was Lady. There are three people responsible for her suffering and cruelty. I hope every Grant County official is aware of this tragedy and will prosecute to the full extent.

Brenda Volmer, President of Marion/Grant County Humane Society, told Fox 59, “I can’t imagine the hell that dog went through.”

(Images via Facebook)

As cold continues to grip much of the nation, an unprecedented number of dogs, left outside, are freezing to death. Please call 911 if you see a dog who is suffering outside.

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

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33 replies
  1. Stephen Phillips says:

    PROSECUTE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW – BASTARDS!
    if they didn’t want her – I WOULD HAVE GLADLY ADOPTED HER!

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  2. Darla G says:

    OMG, not another one. WTF is wrong with people? RIP Lady. I’m crying at the suffering you endured before you died. You’re with God now and you will NEVER be in pain again.

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  3. Kathy Colbert says:

    Do the same thing to the scum of the earth like they did to that poor dog! If you don’t want the dog, drop it off somewhere where it will be taken care of, not dumped and left to die! I hope they rot in hell!

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  4. pamela bolton says:

    All responsible for this death should be staked out in the cold with no more than they gave this dog and left to fend for themselves. No sympathy for the dog, NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM AS WELL.

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  5. Bunny Peters says:

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

    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…..

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    • Darla G says:

      This is the 4th or 5th story that I’ve read about dogs/puppies freezing – and the second one of a dog being abandoned in a crate with no way to fend for themselves. My heart is breaking.

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  6. Helen says:

    Shame! Hose the bastards who are responsible for Lady’s death with water and drop them off in the woods, so they can feel what it’s like to freeze to death.

    RIP Lady, I’m sorry your humans failed you, run free!

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  7. PAMELA D says:

    NOTHING BUT SICK SCUMBAG SUBHUMANS WHO HAVE NO DAMN HEART. THE ONLY FEELINGS I HAVE TOWARDS LOW LIFE POS WHO DO THIS TO ANIMALS IS PUT THE BASTARDS IN A CAGE WITH NO BLANKET AND NO CLOTHES AND PUT THEM THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS TO FREEZE THEIR POS SCUM OF THE BARREL ASS TO DEATH. I WISH NOTHING IN THE WORLD I WISH ANIMAL ABUSERS MOTHERS WOULD HAVE DONE THIS TO THEM WHEN THEY WERE BORN AND THIS WAY THEY WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ON THIS DAMN LOUSY EARTH.

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  8. PAMELA D says:

    THIS POOR BABY LOOKED LIKE SUCH A SWEETHEART. ANIMAL ABUSERS SEEM TO GET ENJOYMENT OUT OF THIS KIND OF SHIT, THEREFORE I WISH THE SAME ON THEM.

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  9. Debbie says:

    Why??? Why leave her to suffer and die a cruel death? Have you no soul? Are you just pure trash and evil scumbags? Bottoms feeders? There was NO reason to make her suffer that way. I hope you are locked up for a long long time and if not then I hope someone gets you for what you did to her!!! HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!

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  10. Williams says:

    Simple solution find the former owner and kill that person the same way he or she killed this dog….put he or she or them live in a coffin and bury them alive..good riddance. I’m sick and tired of reading this kind of stuff…these people aren’t worth living…sorry but it’s true!

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  11. Barkley's Mom says:

    Who could do this to this beautiful dog. They had to know this would happen in the cold and they just left her there to die. I’m glad they know who did this, and I hope they don’t just give them a slap on the wrist! Rest in peace Lady, you deserved better than this!

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  12. Diane says:

    Thankfully, (at least, I have to believe!!) persons who neglect, abandon and/or harm animals are a small minority. It is IMPERATIVE that the number continues to dwindle down by their fear of the STRICTLY ENFORCED SEVERE PENALTIES they will face IF WE MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!! Also, I worry and whether those same irresponsible, cruel—and often SICK—humans seek out photos and articles about precious creatures that have been abused, to satisfy their horrific tendencies. Those persons should NOT be called “animals” either—they don’t deserve the honor!!! They are MONSTERS!

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  13. Red says:

    OK….great, you have names….. NOW DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! DO NOT ACCEPT ANY EXCUSES….. LOCK THEIR SORRY BUTTS UP, AND give them a very healthy fine to pay if and when they get out. Also, put their names on a registry where they can NEVER have or live in the same home as a pet. This is sickening, accept no excuses…..hold them responsible!

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  14. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Please don’t let them get away with a slap on the wrist! We need much stronger laws against this and judges and police with backbones to enforce the laws! RIP lady! Hopefully your death will not be in vain!

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  15. Joanne says:

    💔 HEARTBREAKING, DESPICABLE, SOULESS, AND HORRIFIC! 💔😢😡 ANGEL LADY, YOU DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER. I’M SO VERY SORRY YOUR DIGUSTING HEARTLESS SCUMBAG OWNERS HORRIFICALLY ABUSED AND BETRAYED YOU. 💔😭😡 ANGEL LADY, REST IN SWEET HEAVENLY PEACE, YOU ARE NOW IN THE TENDER LOVING CARE OF JESUS. PLAY AND RUN WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN’S SOFT FLUFFY CLOUDS. GOD BLESS YOU, PRECIOUS ANGEL LADY. ♥️ RIP SWEETHEART ♥️🙏🏼🌈😇🐶😇🌈🙏🏼♥️

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  16. Pat says:

    THIS MAKES ME EXTREMELY ANGRY! THIS UNSPEAKABLE HORRIFIC ABUSE IS SO SAD AND HEARTBREAKING! THE POOR INNOCENT DOG DIED A LONG EXCRUCIATING PAINFUL DEATH! THIS PRECIOUS DOG NAMED LADY SUFFERED AGONIZING FREEZING ICE COLD LOCKED IN A CAGE UNTIL SHE PERISHED. SUCH A HORRIBLE PAINFUL DEATH! THOSE EVIL MONSTERS MUST BE PROSECUTED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT! THOSE DESPICABLE DANGEROUS MONSTERS MUST, MUST, MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED!!! THROW THOSE HEARTLESS MONSTERS IN PRISON AND THROW AWAY THE KEY! THIS PRECIOUS INNOCENT DOG DESERVES JUSTICE! WE MUST BE THE VOICE FOR THIS HELPLESS INNOCENT DOG. REST IN PEACE ANGEL LADY. 😢

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  17. Stormy Wallace says:

    I seriously hope people who did this will receive the same punishment, in middle of city square with picture of crime. We must not forgive or forget

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  18. Flamingfeather{Beth} C. says:

    Why would he give Lady to stepfather knowing the hate with his mom!!? ugh

    Gage Blackburn is the dog’s owner. Blackburn says he and his mother got a new house and the landlord didn’t want ‘Lady’, a 5-year-old pitbull-chow mix, inside.

    Blackburn says he thought the dog would be fine when it was given to his stepfather. He now believes that his stepfather killed ‘Lady’ as a way to retaliate against his mom.

    “He knew it would hurt her, because it hurt me real bad. She was like, she was my best friend. She was everything to me. He knew it hurt her bad to see me hurt,” said Blackburn.

    https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/grant-county/abandoned-dog-left-to-die-outside-in-crate-in-marion-ind

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      The sheer stupidity of Gage Blackburn is astonishing….. One can fix many things, but one absolutely can NOT fix “stupid”…… Really unreal to think an abusive ex-relative would be an appropriate rehoming placement……. I think there is alot more to this story….. In the meantime, let’s lock up Gage AND his stepfather…… Lady deserves justice and throwing the two of these POS’s into jail is a great start…….

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  19. Marissa says:

    What the hell is wrong with people ! Are people really that flipping stupid that they can’t comprehend that if you don’t want a pet anymore you can take to a shelter. It sure as heck beats the torture of freezing to death. I hope they lock these idiots up and throw the key away. The good Lord has a place for them !!!

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  20. carrie ainsley says:

    How about if you love your dog and it means “everything” to you, you DO NOT MOVE INTO A NEW HOUSE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW DOGS.

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  21. Joan says:

    ♥️💕🌹✝️🌈🐶😇❣️💜🌷 REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE, ANGEL LADY. GOD BLESS YOU, SWEETHEART. ♥️🌷😇🐶🌈✝️🌹💕❣️

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