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.
Prior article about this cruelty case here.
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