Dogs found frozen solid

Two dogs found ‘frozen solid’ in Youngstown

An anonymous tip, reported to an animal welfare agency in Ohio, led to the discovery of two emaciated dogs who were frozen solid in Youngstown. According to WFMJ News, in addition to the deceased dogs, four other dogs were found living in poor (unsanitary) conditions.

Two of the living dogs, adults, were described as “emaciated,” and two puppies were found to be in somewhat better condition, though also underweight. All of the surviving dogs have been seized by Animal Charity. The shelter is seeking felony animal cruelty charges against the dogs’ owner for the death of the two skeletal dogs who were found frozen on the property.

The surviving dogs are not currently available for adoption because of the ongoing investigation and pending charges against the owner.

These dogs were saved because someone cared enough to make a report to the animal welfare agency – if you see a concerning situation, please take a moment to make a report to the local authorities. You might save a life.

(screenshot of surviving puppy via WFMJ News)

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10 replies
  1. Darla G says:

    RIP to the sweet dogs that froze to death. Starving and freezing – I can’t even begin to imagine. I wish the concerned citizen had reported it sooner – maybe they did because we all know that Animal Control isn’t always quick to respond. I like the saying: “See something – say something.” I’m very cautious right now with my very geriatric Yellow Lab. She’s still happy and eats like a pig but she has mobility problems. I have a neighbor (she has dogs of her own) who has already reported my other neighbor’s dogs for barking too much, and I’m scared to death she’s going to report me for neglect or abuse or something because of how my senior walks when she’s outside. I can substantiate EVERYTHING with receipts from vets, etc. so I suppose I shouldn’t be too concerned. My dogs are my life – they come first. I guess what I’m trying to say is that anonymous tips, etc. can be good but sometimes they can be misinterpreted (obviously not the case in this story from Ohio).

    • Susan M. Bissell says:

      I agree with you completely see something – say something. I reported a neighbor once for an outside dog with no doghouse just a shed to live under and to get out of the weather. All summer this dog lived under a shed (which he dug a hole under to get out of the weather) tether on their property, when winter came I said enough is enough and reported them. Animal control told them to get the dog a doghouse or they would face a $300.00 fine (which they finally did rather quickly). My neighbor had another dog which was kept in the house as a pet that lived a nice comfortable life and a warm place in the winter with plenty of nice dog food. How/why do people that to their dogs? The one dog was a stray that showed up here in the neighborhood they took in and their other dog was a boxer who had the comfy life, so sad.

    • Kathy says:

      I like the way you think! I would have suggested the same thing for their punishment, aside from jail time and banning them from owning any more animals for life!

  2. Meg says:

    so sad that they were outside in the bitter cold in Ohio and I bet people drove by and may have been able to help. when you see something, please call the authorities. they depend on us/

  3. Adrienne says:

    Whenever you see a dog(s) outside in such bitter cold, call the authorities just to make sure the animals are taken inside and the owners are aware of the conditions they are leaving them in outside. Unbelievable, but some people actually believe that a dog can handle the coat because they have heavy fur on their body. Their fur is no warmer in this weather than if you were outside with only a sweater and no coat. Horrible way for these dogs to die,alone, emaciated and just there to succumb to the weather.These owners should be made to live one night like these two sweet dogs did, then throw them in jail for years.

  4. Joanne says:

    ???????? HEARTBREAKING AND HORRIFIC!???????? Precious Pups, I’m so very sorry you were so horribly abused, mistreated and betrayed by those heartless evil monsters. My heart bleeds for how those poor innocent dogs suffered a long and painful agonizing death!???? Rest in Sweet Heavenly Peace, Angel Pups. You are now in the tender loving care of Jesus. Play and run with the Angels in Heaven’s soft fluffy warm clouds. You are loved and will not be forgotten. We must the voice for helpless voiceless animals. Angel Pups, I’m praying for your deserved justice and those despicable scumbags are severely punished! RIP and God bless you, Angel Pups. ♥️????????????????????????????????????????????????♥️

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    Print this asshole’s name and address and let them suffer the consequences of their cruelty – I, for one, am so sick and tired of human cruelty towards animals who have no control and no voice and authorities who do little to nothing to prosecute these scumbags. Authorities are so quick to protect abusive people’s rights and so slow to rescue abused animals – names of these human maggots should be posted in every shelter and rescue group – these inhumane scum should NEVER be allowed to have an animal ever again. The justice system for animals is a joke – they can make all the rules and laws they want – but do not enforce them.


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