A 64-year-old woman in Pennsylvania has been found guilty of all charges associated with the death of her dog, who froze to death on a bitterly cold day in January. According to ABC 6 News, Cecelia Johnson, of Norristown, is currently released on bail pending her sentencing date.
Johnson left her dog, Champ, outside in early January in sub-zero temperatures. By the time that Champ was found, he was dead…his body between a dog house and fencing. A necropsy confirmed that the dog froze to death from prolonged exposure to the bitter cold, reported CBS Philadelphia.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele commented on the cruel act before Johnson faced her charges i court:
“This dog Champ suffered as he froze to death just because his owner did not take him inside on one of the coldest nights of the winter. She left him outside without food, without water and without adequate shelter. Treating an animal so inhumanely is a serious crime, and we are going to seek justice for Champ’s death.”
(Image via 6 abc news screenshot)
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