Arrest made in frozen dog case

Arrest made after frozen dog found in dumpster

The owner of a dog, who was left to freeze to death in the midst of a bitter cold spell in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been arrested. As reported by WGNTV, 62-year-old Gordon Turentine is facing charges for allowing his senior dog, Remy, to freeze in her dog house when the temperature plummeted to 35 degrees below zero.

Darcie Kurtz, with Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO), found the frozen dog inside of a dumpster – she told the news agency, “It was really underweight. It looked like it had frozen. It was in bad shape. It had suffered and died.”

Turentine had been warned to bring the dog out of the cold, but he opted to leave her outside to suffer and die. The man’s choice led to his arrest on Wednesday – he is facing a charge for animal cruelty and citations for improper care and treatment and unlawful disposal of an animal.

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14 replies
  1. Vicki says:

    What a piece of trash. No matter what punishment he gets, I doubt he’ll “get” it. Losers like him just don’t think it’s that big of a deal. After all, it’s only a dog.

    Wonder who it was who warned him not to leave the dog outside. The dog should have been taken at that time

  2. Pamela D says:

    Rotten low life POS. Your mother should have thrown you in a frozen pond when you were born you useless scumbag. Hope someone beats the living shit out of you for doing this. Wonderful he got a warning but now we had to wait until the dog died and he throws the dog in the trash like garbage. This bastard is garbage. I would love to knock the fucking look off his ugly ass face. Dirty rotten SOB,

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  4. maxiemom says:

    BASTARD!!! I hope you get the maximum amount of time possible, and every single day someone teaches you a lesson for being such a vile, callous, evil scumbag.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    THIS “ETHNIC Black Lives Matter” Upstanding Citizen JUST Couldn’t allow that Senior Dog that he starved have shelter from the freezing cold… What a terrible way to Die Right outside Her “Master’s ” house … alone , starving, shivering , and afraid!!! I think This broken spirited Beautiful Animal had a VERY SAD, and BRUTAL Life and THE RESPONSIBLE BASTARD that did this DEED should be Treated in the Same FASHION!!!

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m willing to bet this POS will get nothing more than a slap on the wrist for killing his dog! Until laws are made to punish these morons properly, this will continue to happen.

  7. Adrienne says:

    Sam thing should be done to him and that would be the end of him. No jail, no lawyers, no waste of taxpayers money to put him in jail. Vile monster should not be on this earth for letting a dog suffer the way this poor pup did.

  8. Barbara Cordon says:

    He looks like a scumbag. The court better sentence him to jail for what he did. I hope the people in that county rally together to demand to put pressure on to put him in jail for a long time for this scumbag. Even that is too good for him

  9. Barbara Cordon says:

    He looks like a scumbag. I hope they send him to jail. The people in that county need to rally around and put pressure on the district attorney to sent him to jail for a very long time. Even that is too good for this scumbag


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