Dog in Longview freezes to death, owner faces animal cruelty charge

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - On January 7, 2014 at 9:22 a.m., Longview Animal Control Officers and Longview Police responded to an animal call in the 2400 Block of 13th Street. When they arrived they found a dog chained in the yard.

It appeared the dog had frozen to death. The owner had not provided any type of shelter, water, or food to the animal. The dog was so frozen the veterinarian could not even get a temperature reading on the deceased animal.

Police plan to file class A misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against the owner of the dog.

Longview Police Department and Animal Control remind citizen's that we are very adamant about providing your pets with adequate food, water, and shelter, especially during the the sub-freezing temperatures.

If a report is made alleging an outdoor pet is not being taken care of we will investigate and, if necessary, file appropriate charges. If someone cannot provide for their pet they are encouraged to contact animal control or the local Humane Society.

After all, don't YOU want a warm place to stay when it's cold.....


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