Eight puppies freeze to death in Knox County

In Knox County, Illinois, eight puppies died from the extreme cold temperatures. The tragedy occurred on the day after Christmas when the dog owner called the Knox County Humane Society and told them her black Labrador retriever had given birth to a litter of puppies outdoors in the snow.

According to the Knox County Humane Society Facebook page, the dog’s owner did not know her dog was pregnant.  WqadNews reports the dog was just fed daily, and there didn’t seem to be much interest in her.

“I think it was just one of those unfortunate things where the dog just lived there and was just fed daily, and that was about it,” said Curt Kramer, Knox County Humane Society.

By the time rescue workers arrived, eight of the tiny puppies had already died from the extreme cold. Only one survived, and he is with his mother at the shelter.  The mother dog was also on the brink of dying from exposure, and her body temperature scored very low when rescued indicating hypothermia. Both mother and puppy are doing fine. When the puppy is old enough, both will be available for adoption.

“Please remember to donate to your local shelter, as your donations will be helping us save even more pet lives! KCHS would like to thank each and every one of you! It means the world to us… it means even more to them! Remember to please bring your pets inside this winter. If it’s too cold outside for you, it’s too cold outside for them!
I have included a link to our paypal, just in case anyone would like to donate to help.”
(https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…)

Many thanks to the devoted volunteers who help those who cannot speak for themselves. We are their voices, and we must be heard; their lives depend on us.

(Photo of surviving puppy out of eight puppies who froze to death via Knox County Humane Society)

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Firefighter crawls to rescue dog who fell through the ice


Dozens of domesticated rats were left to die in the cold

 

 

19 replies
  1. Marni says:

    She couldn’t bring vulnerable puppies and the mother dog in her home until animal rescuers could get there? Are you kidding???????????/

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    • Dr Joseph says:

      THAT DAMN WOMAN AND ALL PEOPLE WHO DO NOT TAKE CARE OF ANIMALS NEED TO B PUNISHED!!! And punished in a way that makes a difference not just these slap on the hands. PUNISH THEM SEVERELY! HORRIBLE HUMAN BEINGS DESERVE IT! And if you can’t change your damn laws

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      • R.J Diciedue says:

        I so agree. Where were the neighbors or others who also might have stepped in to call for help? And I get so tired of the news reports that: “the owner/abuser could get 3 years in prison.” Oh really? When has anyone ever been justly sentenced and actually served time? We need to do more and I am not sure how when the pet rescues just shake their heads and mumble that it was just a sad case of not knowing what to do. I am writing all the animal charities I donate to and will notify them that no monies are coming until I see them take action!!!!

  2. Stephen Phillips says:

    ARREST THEST F*CKING IDIOT-“OWNERS” AND PUT THEM IN JAIL: THIS IS TEXTBOOK FELONY-LEVEL ANIMAL ABUSE!
    Rest-in-peace, precious little ones… I pray your Momma and sole-surviving sibling find their loving forever homes, SOON!
    I cannot imagine the horror this poor mother endured!

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  3. Stephen Phillips says:

    ARREST THESTEF*CKING IDIOT-“OWNERS” AND PUT THEM IN JAIL: THIS IS TEXTBOOK FELONY-LEVEL ANIMAL ABUSE!
    Rest-in-peace, precious little ones… I pray your Momma and sole-surviving sibling find their loving forever homes, SOON!
    I cannot imagine the horror this poor mother endured!

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  4. Stephen Phillips says:

    ARREST THESE F*CKING IDIOT-“OWNERS” AND PUT THEM IN JAIL: THIS IS TEXTBOOK FELONY-LEVEL ANIMAL ABUSE!
    Rest-in-peace, precious little ones… I pray your Momma and sole-surviving sibling find their loving forever homes, SOON!
    I cannot imagine the horror this poor mother endured!
    (sorry – in my anger, it took me three tries to correct the typos!)

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  5. Jacqueline Kenny says:

    Don’t make excuses for these dirtbags, not a bit unfortunate these owners absolutely knew this dog was pregnant!!!! ABUSERS charge them with animals cruelty. People are so fucking ignorant you should never be allowed to own any animals ????????????????????????

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  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    Can I think of One thing about the Story this POS of a Sub-Human Being said about this incident is True!! NO I CAN NOT > Thankfully the mom and pup were removed … Why could this Sociopath Not have moved the whole family in prior to freezing them to death… I know for one thing this person will not have to worry about freezing BECAUSE where they will go is DAMN HOT or so my understanding of HELL IS!!

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  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    Well if this isn’t a case of dog abuse, then I have never seen one. You have a dog and “just” feed it, never mind bringing the poor thing inside when it’s cold, now these morons couldn’t even be bothered to bring the dog inside with the puppies! What is wrong with people?

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  8. Red says:

    Please tell me this woman is going to be held accountable in some form or fashion!! When will these MONSTERS walking among us realize that dogs are NOT yard ornaments….they are family and if you do not feel that they are family DO NOT GET THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She deserves a huge fine and some months locked up!

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  9. maxiemom says:

    Okay, this is a case where the POS owners DESERVE to be locked up and the key thrown away, AFTER they’ve been kept outside while naked in the freezing cold for a month and if and only if they survive the cold temperature because they’ve only been given the kind of shelter they gave their helpless victim and the same kind of food (once a day, cheap, nasty, and foul) as well.

    I hope they rot in Hell. Bastards!!!!!

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  10. Debbie says:

    There is no way the owners didn’t know she was pregnant and even so…..it is bitter cold in Illinois……no pets should be left outside….the mommy dog should have been in the house & if she had been the puppies would have survived….even though being in a shelter isn’t the best place to be…..it’s a heck of a lot better than being left outside freezing…..Shame on those people…..Karma will get them.

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  11. Nancy Raymond says:

    WHY isn’t this miserable excuse of an owner sitting in jail? Her cruel and inconsiderate actions demand she should be charged with animal cruelty for allowing these innocent puppies to die? With the sub zero temps doesn’t she have the brains to bring the mother inside and for her piss poor excuse that she didn’t know she was pregnant I say BULLSHIT! She didn’t care.

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  12. Barb says:

    I can’t imagine what this mama suffered. First being left in the bitter cold, giving birth, struggling to keep her pups warm while nearly dying from the cold herself.

    Surrendering these two is not enough she should not have been left outdoors to begin with. Any owner who does not recognize their dog is pregnant is neglecting their dog. An average pregnancy is nine weeks. No one saw that she was pregnant? Either they are lying or completely neglected this dog.

    I hope both find good loving homes where they are treated as they should be.

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  13. Helen says:

    The woman is beyond stupid. What a heartless idiot!
    Hose this POS down with water and throw her sorry ass out in the cold overnight. I hope the mama dog and her one survived pup are adopted out to a forever loving family.

    RIP sweet pups.

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