The sound of a dog’s cries has resulted in charges against two people in Steelton, Pennsylvania. According to the Steelton Borough Police Department, officers who responded after multiple calls were received from concerned neighbors, found a husky, outside on a chain in 13-degree weather, at a residence on the 300 block of Lincoln Street.
The dog in question did not have any shelter, or access to food or water. When the officers questioned the residents at the home, they were uncooperative and refused to give their names. The dog’s owners have been identified as Ivan Bailey and Catherine Shoenberger – they are facing multiple charges including: (Libre’s Law) Cruelty to Animals; Neglect of an Animal; Failure to have dog vaccinated; Failutre to have dog registered.
The neighbors in this situation are to be commended – the authorities have encouraged people, across the nation, to reach out for help if they fear that a pet is in danger from the cold. Sadly, dogs continue to perish as the bitter cold continues to grip many areas.
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