People Are Tying Up Their Dogs Outside To Freeze!

Surely people know that when you force an animal, with some or any sort of tether, to stay outside in the cold weather, that it’s not just immoral but cruel to another fellow animal. Well, this woman didn’t seem to care either way as she chained a dog to a small shelter on New Year’s day.

If by karma she were to have seven years of the worse luck you could ever have, then its still not enough, but police did charge her with animal cruelty for the despicable event when she left her doggie chained out in the cold to get frozen solid!

It was one of several similar incidents that were reported in recent years passed by, its truly awful but seems to continue to happen every year, as the winter grips the eastern USA the animal rescue centers try to warn as many people as the can about the dangers of the cold and your pets!

There are a great number of deaths that have happened in Ohio and in Toledo, there was a dog who was frozen to death on a porch just last week.

In Cincinnati, the authorities there announced that they had charged a person for killing their dog and cruelty just this last Wednesday.

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Richard K. Jones. From the County Sheriff’s office said:

“The dog was found in an outside dog house with no insulation. The dog was frozen to death due to the severe cold weather …Sheriff Jones would like to remind everyone that freezing to death is a horrible way for an animal to die.”

Over in Detroit in Michigan a Dog rescue center sad that a Pomeranian mix was left outside its offices Monday night, unfortunately, the next day it was found dead!

The same group managed to rescue another dog the next day that was discovered shivering in a barrel outdoors, his pads of his paws and his penis had already got frostbite, the poor doggie!

Detroit Dog Rescue said:

“Trying to escape the frigid temperatures he curled up and crouched down, but even his underbelly and penis began to freeze …His feet are so painful he doesn’t want to stand.”

With the forecasts of the weather showing more brutal weather coming and more days of snow for much of the East, animal protection groups are desperately asking people to report any animals that they see left outside to the local police!

Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society said:

“Dogs, cats, and horses depend on our care, especially during life-threatening cold snaps. Take the animals in, or somehow provide a safe environment for them”

There are more than a few states that have recently increased penalties to discourage pet owners who are tempted to leave their pets exposed to the awful temperatures of the cold cold weather we are experiencing right now.

The laws vary from state to state but on the whole, offenders can face fines or cruelty charges, even felony charges in some cases if the poor animal should perish.

The Lobbyists and animal rescue groups quite rightly warn that the thick coats some animals develop is still not sufficient as they a lot of animals are still not sufficiently protected against sub-arctic temperatures, which nature never intended that they experience!

Animals with more fur are better protected, like the chow-chow and huskies can be more resilient with their fluffy coats then Chihuahuas with next to no coat at all!

Do you know if it’s good to take your beloved doggie outside? Well it’s a case of exercising a modicum of sense and a little good advice to help…

From the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

  • Towel-dry your pet’s paws after it comes in from the snow, and remove any snowballs from its fur.
  • Don’t shave your dog in the winter — let it grow out its long coat to keep it warm.
  • If your dog has short fur and obviously did not evolve for wintry weather, consider a coat or a sweater vest to provide an extra layer of “fur.”
  • Ice, salt, and chemicals from the ground will get stuck in your pet’s feet and fur; wash its paws when it comes in to remove these potential hazards.
  • Use pet-friendly ice melts on your sidewalks and driveways — even if you don’t have pets.
  • Giving your pet plenty of fresh water will prevent its skin from flaking and itching in the dry weather.
  • Car coolant and antifreeze are lethal to animals, so clean up any spills or leaks immediately.

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