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.
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.
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