Dog in Michigan Found Frozen in Place Now in Recovery

Elsa’s owners were reportedly found, and were given legal citations for leaving Elsa outside in the freezing cold.

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Elsa is a 10-year-old chow mix, that thanks to a good Samaritan, is back in good health and on the road to recovery.  Being that this has been one of the coldest years on record for the northeast, and both our dogs and humans have really felt the effects.

After being rescued she was taken to a local animal hospital.  In an effort to free her legs that were frozen to the ground, hot water was used.

Employees at the animal hospital say that Elsa is doing better, but is not 100% recovered and ready to find a forever home.  She’s still being held at the hospital, just to make sure that she won’t have to have any further procedures.  There may still be a frost bite issue, and she’s being monitored very closely.

Elsa’s owners were reportedly found, and were given legal citations for leaving Elsa outside in the freezing cold.

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308 thoughts on “Dog in Michigan Found Frozen in Place Now in Recovery

      1. horrible, yes. heartless, yes. But 10 years? come on- child molesters get less than that- maybe they should have to hose out animal shelter kennels for 5 years every weekend- but 10 years in prison for neglecting a dog is ridiculous. what good will costing the state tens of thousands of dollars and all the lives 10 years in prison will affect. please think before you type.

        1. I happen to think 10 years is quite appropriate. People continue to treat animals this way because there are no circumstances. It is high time people start caring about those without a voice.

          1. as i said-yes there should be circumstances- but prisons cannot handle 10 years for everyone that abuses animals- they should be put to work- how about scraping roadkill off the highway? that would be a punishment and benefit the public. they are letting dangerous criminals out (rapists, drug dealers) out of prison due to over population.

          2. and people do not care about circumstances or punishment for bad behavior- otherwise there would be no smoking, gambling, murder, drug abuse, speeding, unprotected sex, binge drinking……they will do it regardless of a 10 year prison threat. They chop off hands of thieves in some countries- people still steal.

          3. 10 years – plus let’s leave them barefoot out in this weather for an hour. My dogs go out and do their business and come right back in. I stand at the door and wait for them.

          4. I agree with stiff penalties for people who mistreat, neglect, starve, beat, abuse or fight animals! In a civilized society with so many many resources & so much information available to help those in need, there’s no need for this. Depraved indifference to any life especially those that rely on us is inexcusable! In reality, studies have shown there’s a correlation to those that abuse animals & domestic violence, child abusers, school shooters & serial killers. If someone can do that to a loyal pet, think of what they are capable of! Putting them to work won’t do a damn thing! You don’t want them in jail, how about chaining them up & subjecting them to the same treatment they give the animal? Maybe then they’ll learn if not…let them rot in jail!

        2. Anonymous, statistics prove if you will abuse an animal, you will abuse a child. What these low-life’s did is abuse. No living creature should go through what that poor dog did.

        3. How about you think before you type!?!? You’re an idiot! Hiding behind your computer so you can just jab at anyone who has an opinion any different than yours. 10 years seems reasonable to me! How about not asking if this is too much to sentence an abuser of animals and start asking why pedophiles wouldn’t get that much! Maybe now you’ll begin to see the problem! 10 years is not asking too much for an animal abuser! These types of people only escalate! Pedophiles should get the death penalty. In comparison, 10 years is not too much to ask for an animal abuser who is only working toward abusing people as they escalate! Start focusing on the real problems here! Do some research! Figure out what percentage of criminals started out as abusers of animals! If you don’t prevent them from causing harm to animals, they will only progress. Maybe their next victim will be you! The reason we continue to have abusers of animals, and criminals in general is because they are not afraid of the consequences! How many people get caught and recaught for drunk driving? How many revolving doors do we have around this country?!? You’re argument that 10 years is too much is completely ridiculous when obviously there isn’t enough prison time being served by anyone who commits a crime! Additionally, prisons can handle 10 years for animal abusers. Here’s what you do. You feed them bread and water. You stick them in a cage. Stick the whole lot of them in there and throw away the key! If society started showing criminals that we mean business and that prison isn’t a cushy cell with 3 square meals a day, free education and cable tv, perhaps the “overpopulation in prison” argument wouldn’t even have to exist!

          1. The overpopulation in prison exists because society won’t allow prisoners to go without great meals, cable, education etc. So saying prisons can handle 10 yrs, is just going against facts since it is not plausible that our prison systems will change (sadly true). There are people who commit murder and get out in less than 10. Also your argument of hiding behind a computer and lashing out at those with a different opinion…you are lashing out at someone who disagrees with a 10 year sentence so you are doing exactly the same thing you are accusing them of doing. Practice what you preach and look at facts instead of personal opinion.

        4. Its really horrible and a disgrace of how some people treat their pets. I really feel everyone adopting or purchasing a puppy or adult pet should go through weather awearness classes on how to take of a pet in extreme conditions. I worked at several veterinarian offices and saw abuse cases come through the door, of course the vet could only advise what the pet needed and some vets couldnt get involved. I think the owners of this dog need to be left outside for a while just to give them
          a taste of what they put that poor precious dog through, then send them to prision for a few years

        1. I agree! torture is the only thing these people need to figure out what mental condition they have!

    1. Take off their shoes and freeze them to the sidewalk so they have to stand in one place for 24 hours with no coats on. Then let them ask for help.

    2. Citation they should have been arrested, then given a huge bail. O.if possible leave them out in the cold and film their reaction to the cold

    3. What is wrong with people. Would they like the same thing done to them. I can not even imagine what this poor dog went thru not only physically but emotionally. Can you imagine how horrifying this was to the dog. I won’t even let my dogs stay out longer than to go potty when the weather is under 50. There should be stronger laws on this. Name the names of the people and have it on national tv so everyone will know who these derelicts are

    4. I agree, cited? Are the police kidding? I’d say give them community service, 16 hours a week at a near by shelter, for 104 weeks. Then twice a month for 20 hours total for 5 years !

    5. Ignorant, low class, uneducated dog owners. That poor dog having to deal with such assholes for that many years. I hope they fry or freeze their legs to the ground.

    6. I DEEL SO SAD FOR THIS POOR LITTLE BABY, BUT THEY DIDNT GET WHAT THEY DESERVED FOR DOING THIS.!!!! THESE LITTLE INNOCENT ANIMALS HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHAT HUMANS DO TO THEM, AND THEN HONSTLY THEY STILL LOVE YOU SO UNCONDITIONAL…M******F******A****** FOR WHAT THEY DID I CANT BELIEVE ANY ONE CAN REALLY DO THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS OF ALL OF GODS LITTLE FURRY CREATURES….AND PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVE THEM I AM ONE OF THEM I WILL DO ALL IT TAKES TO MY MINE CONFORTABLE !!!!!

        1. There is a devil. God gave us a chose to do good or evil. Jesus did not tell these people to leave their dog in the cold. God does not want puppets but saints out of love. It is a free chose. Why do bad things happen , read your bible it is a history book and a educator. It tells you this is the devils earth for now, evil is all around us, the only way out is to pray and let god show you the way or go it on your own ,either way you will answer to him one day.

        1. Yes, God granted us freewill, but if you’re Christian you wouldn’t use your freewill to do evil.

          God also gave us dominion over the animals of the earth. God trusted us to what is right, not acts of cruelty.

          Genesis 1:26 – And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

          1. That’s why there is a special circle of Hell reserved for child and animal abusers. I take my girl outside on a leash for her potty breaks, but then it’s inside,( I also put a coat on her, the temps have been extreme) After the storm I do allow her some time to play outside(she loves the snow) but she has a coat on and she is only out for about 5-10 minutes with me. (She plays while I shovel)

  1. I pray they will not be allowed to have this precious dog back. And a citation is not enough to punish them with

    1. I agree…these people should not have this or any other dog ever. Jail time would be very appropriate. A citation is nothing.

  2. Citations!? Are you kidding me? They should be banned from ever having dogs again,,at the very minimum! grrrrrrrrr

  3. how can anyone leave a dog outside in the cold … and to this extent. these people disgust me. Wishing this poor baby a speedy recovery!

  4. They should have to pay all vet bills and not be allowed to have the dog back….and last, but not least, they should be left out in the cold and freeze. These idiots probably are some of the ones that think fur will be enough to keep an animal warm…..some people are so damn stupid. Thankful the neighbor stepped up….need more people like that.

    1. AMEN You took the words right out of my mouth put those SOBs outside let their butt freeze to the ground citations not enough part of punishment must be work free) in animal shelter shoveling poop in
      the cold !

  5. Ugh? The owners should be stripped down to their knickers and left outside in the cold and chained too. See how they enjoy freezing to death. Citation isn’t enough of a punishment. People are too cruel 🙁 But glad they rescued that poor furbaby!!!

  6. Fck these laws that don’t do shit to protect these poor animals from the asshole monsters out there. Unbelievable. I really hope those people don’t get her back – she deserves a loving family who will keep her inside and love her.

  7. I am so thankful that for every inconsiderate human being there is a counteracting caring human being…
    Thank you to the person who saved her, the people who are now caring for her, and the future person who will love her.

  8. Was this dog chained? This sickens me. Jail time for these owners. Its time we stand up for animals, its time our politicians and government pass laws to protect them for selfish cruel people. Lock these people up for neglect and cruelty

  9. This is my furbaby Major…..he has his own bed and blankie would never think of letting him live outdoors even when the weather is nice. They are suppose to be part of the family you wouldn’t let you child sleep outside. You shouldn’t let a pet either!!

  10. Does anyone have a link to a possible news story on this case? If I can get more information a petition can be started to make sure the owners are prosecuted if possible.

  11. Does anyone have a link to a possible news story on this case? If I can get more information a petition can be started to make sure the owners are prosecuted if possible.

  12. These are the stories that should go national news ABD, NBC, Fox etc. exploit the people who do it and give them COLD prison time and that does not mean exercise and tv.. HOPE the HELL they did not get this dog back.

    1. Could not agree with you more leave them outside chained to a pole they are not as good as an animal

  13. Just horrible. I am so grateful for the people that rescued her. Hope they dont get their dog back either. Deserves way better !

  14. Fancy letting an elderly dog lie tied out in this terrible freezing weather. The owners should be prosecuted and not allowed to have another dog. Dogs are supposed to be part of the family.

  15. Citations????????????????????????????????? how bout neglect and abuse and cruelty all wrapped in one rotten scumbags….thankgoodness she was found….

  16. I’m speechless. How can some humans be so barbaric cruel evil horrendous and just downright monsters ? I’m just so glad there are humans at the other extreme that are conscientious giving loving helpful and just pure of heart. My heart goes out to them when they rescue and care for these awful cases. It must break their hearts so much to see these awful cases first hand. Thank you to them.

  17. I’m speechless. How can some humans be so barbaric cruel evil horrendous and just downright monsters ? I’m just so glad there are humans at the other extreme that are conscientious giving loving helpful and just pure of heart. My heart goes out to them when they rescue and care for these awful cases. It must break their hearts so much to see these awful cases first hand. Thank you to them.

  18. My dogs (2 Pitbulls) stay inside. I wouldn’t dare leave them outside in the cold or scorching heat in the summer. And when they are out in the yard, im out with them. Some people just don’t understand that dogs are just like us. They get cold, hot, lonely, anxious, etc. Some folks really think dogs should be left outdoors. I just can’t understand why.

  19. CITATIONS?????? They need to be in JAIL. I hope they are NOT getting this dog back – and are BANNED from ever having another pet!! Poor baby!

  20. Why just legal citations? These crappy people should be locked up. That’s the problem with today’s world. No consequences for anyone anymore.

  21. Why just legal citations? These crappy people should be locked up. That’s the problem with today’s world. No consequences for anyone anymore.

  22. This is horrifying. I can’t imagine how this poor dog suffered. I hope the owners get the maximum punishment, but even that would be nothing compared to what this dog went through. Sickening.

  23. This is horrifying. I can’t imagine how this poor dog suffered. I hope the owners get the maximum punishment, but even that would be nothing compared to what this dog went through. Sickening.

  24. There’s just no excuse for this, they should be charged, put in jail and throw the keys away. Why won’t the authorities treat these cases of cruelty appropriately, these are living, feeling animals. Makes me so angry.

  25. There’s just no excuse for this, they should be charged, put in jail and throw the keys away. Why won’t the authorities treat these cases of cruelty appropriately, these are living, feeling animals. Makes me so angry.

  26. Only a person with a brain the size of pea would do something like this! What do they think just because the poor dog has fur its going to survive the freezing temperatures. I’m just glad a Good Samaritan helped this poor baby

  27. Only a person with a brain the size of pea would do something like this! What do they think just because the poor dog has fur its going to survive the freezing temperatures. I’m just glad a Good Samaritan helped this poor baby

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