Person who let dog freeze to death ‘might’ face charges

Man who let dog freeze to death might face charges
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The man who left his dog to suffer and die in the bitter cold of Indiana “might” face charges reports WISHTV News. The dog’s owner had admitted that he left the dog out in the cold, and that he then threw the dog into a dumpster. On the day that the dog was died, the temperature plummeted to 35 degrees below zero. Kristen Lee, with Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS), commented on the terrible discovery:

Just walking up, it was horrific. It’s heartbreaking. I have a knot in my stomach talking about it right now.

The heartbreaking details

Earlier this week, Indianapolis Animal Care Services detailed the heartbreaking discovering:

He picked up the dog and threw it away in a dumpster, as if its life meant nothing. When we found the dog, it was emaciated and covered in trash. The small area where the dog spent its last hours had a frozen water bowl and gave you a glimmer of the painful days and nights it suffered before freezing to the ground of its doghouse.


While leaving a dog to die in subzero weather seems to scream of animal cruelty, there have not yet been filed against the 62-year-old man who left the dog outside – and that person has not been publicly identified. However, charges are expected.  Indianapolis Metro Police Department Sgt. William Carter has stated that the man, who has been cooperating with the authorities, will likely face charges for animal cruelty and abandonment.

The man had owned the dog for a decade and had been warned not to leave him outside.

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  1. OMG! What is wrong with people??!! My heart goes out to this ? poor pup who froze to death!! I can’t even imagine the horrific pain it endured out in the cold!! Too many people are doing this!! And I betcha if they let them in they would get beaten because they aren’t house trained!! I do hope this man is prosecuted to the fullest extent possible!! This leaving animals out to freeze has to stop!!!

  2. There is no excuse for this! He better get jail time! This makes me so angry! It has been all over the news to bring your pets inside for this cold snap coming in. He obvious did not care for this dog for he was under weight as well. Why didnt. Neughbors report him to authorities sooner. They must have known the dog was outside. They must have seen it malnurished. The neiggbors are just as much to blame as he is. He is a despicable sub human

  3. This person is a waste of space on this earth, throw him in jail, he has no sense! RIP baby you didn’t deserve to die like that.


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