Shore Animal Control in Seaville, received a call about two dogs being left outside for hours in the frigid temperatures in New Jersey.
The New Jersey State Police went to the home to discover the two dogs, one being a 15-year-old pit bull, left outside in 22-degree weather. The sad event occurred the other night, and when police confronted the woman, she responded saying that the dogs needed to be left outside until her son gets home in 4-5 hours!
Even a couple of minutes is too long for a dog to stand outside in the cold, but 4-5 hours is unacceptable. An officer told the woman, "You will be arrested and go to jail because you won’t let the dog inside,” and she responded saying, "I don’t care!”
Her excuse was that one of the dogs breaks everything in her home, but that excuse isn’t good enough. Luckily, one of the dogs has already been placed in a new home, but the 15-year-old pit bull is still looking for one.
If you are interested in adopting the dog, please contact Shore Animal Control.
Please allow this to be a reminder that if the weather is too cold for a dog, please don’t keep them outside. Dogs and puppies can freeze to death without proper protection, and a dehydrated, malnourished dog doesn’t stand a chance in this weather.
If you see dogs and puppies outside, please call the police, ASPCA, or SPCA. Don’t wait and assume someone else will call!
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