Abandoned Dog Left Out in the Cold Is Now Safe in a Shelter

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For more than a week, Dayton, Ohio, animal rescuers and locals tried to rescue a dog exposed to freezing temperatures after the pet was left in a caged pen outside a vacant home. Because the dog was a licensed pet living in a residential property, animal control had a difficult time removing the pet, but after a week of runarounds and pleads from community members, the dog is now safe.

Photo credit: WHIO News
Photo credit: WHIO News

It all started when neighbors of the 732 Huffman Ave. residence reported two dogs abandoned in the home. One was left out in the cold, while another one was inside the empty house. Two neighbors, Lodia Furnas and Jim Chadwell, had been feeding the dog in backyard and throwing blankets to help him survive the extreme cold temperatures, but they knew no one was looking after the pets and both dogs needed to be removed from the property.

According to WHIO News, animal control officers had been visiting the residence multiple times a day to check on the dogs and to leave notices for the pet owner. However, removing the dogs proved difficult because the pets were legally registered and the owner had to be tracked down first, and asked to sign over the pets before they could be removed.

After learning the dogs’ owner had been in jail since December 2015, rescuers took the man to court and legally seized the pets.

The two dogs were safely removed from the property today, around 8:00 p.m. and are currently being cared for by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

Lets hope these two dogs never again go hungry or left out to fend for themselves in freezing temperatures.

64 thoughts on “Abandoned Dog Left Out in the Cold Is Now Safe in a Shelter”

  1. It’s DOGS!!! Just get them. If i was the neighbor, those dogs wold hAve been removed on DAY 1.! Just walk over and get them. No if’, and’s or but’s. IT’S DOGS!! Too bad this much care isn’t given to distressed children in abused homes before they are killed.

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  2. It’s DOGS!!! Just get them. If i was the neighbor, those dogs would have been removed on DAY 1.! Just walk over and get them. No if’, and’s or but’s. IT’S DOGS!! Too bad this much care isn’t given to distressed children in abused homes before they are killed.

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    • Dave. The color of your skin has nothing to do with the article or how u treat animals. Get your head out of your prejudice ass.

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  3. The houses are 5 feet apart with exposed yards just checked it. How do these people in the area miss the abuse. There are street lights so they are not blind as they must be so take the lights out. Save us money.

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  4. The fact the dog was saved is wonderful. What I question is the length of time it took to save him. It took Montgomery County a week for their common sense to kick.in. Both of my dogs are licensed. If they are outside in hot or cold weather, something is wrong. Please get off your asses and get my dogs, please don’t let them suffer for a day let alone a week

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