Dog found frozen solid on porch amid cold snap

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(AP) — A dog has been found frozen solid on an Ohio home’s porch as a bitter cold snap grips much of the United States.

Toledo humane society cruelty investigator Megan Brown tells The Blade newspaper she doesn’t know how long the dog was outside Thursday, when Toledo’s high temperature was expected to be in the teens (minus 11 to minus 7 degrees Celsius). A second dog was recovered shivering inside the home.

The dogs’ owner says utilities had been shut off but he had been providing for the dogs while living elsewhere. He says he doesn’t know how one dog got outside.

Forecasters warn of hypothermia and frostbite from arctic air settling in over the central U.S. and spreading east.

The temperature at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire on Thursday was minus 34 degrees (minus 37 Celsius), breaking a 1933 record of minus 31 degrees (minus 35 Celsius) atop the Northeast’s highest peak.

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  • Kidd

    I most definitely this person is prosecuted…what a bunch of BS …..I hope Karma pays you a visit ….what a horrible thing to do ….and didn’t know it was outside …pishaw if you were really taking care if them ….You would have Made Sure it WAS IN and had called a shelter to help you house them, you should have provided a ShitTon of Blankets and Sleeping Bags … whatever…there are also things things called PROPANE HEATERS….. disgusting!!!

  • Barbara Patrelle

    So sad people want pets and REFUSE to care for them!! This just angers me beyond belief!!😡Prayers for you poor baby and for his other dog to find a loving home. May this man never be allowed to have any animal again!!

  • Christopher M (@cwm030)

    I hope he’s prosecuted and his prison sentence is in the winter and they make him stay outside all night long!!!

    Because thats a bunch 0f BULL……. You know you heard that dog barking and wimpering to get back in… OMG I don’t want to think about it…. I am really sad…..

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