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Outrage grows over dog found frozen to death in Longview

Outrage grows over dog found frozen to death in Longview

POSTED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:14am

Outrage grew Wednesday — locally and nationally — over a dog chained to a tree found frozen to death at a South Longview residence.

No arrests have been made in the case, which drew a sharp response Wednesday from the national People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Lisa Hines, PETA spokeswoman, said reports of the dead pit bull — frozen so severely a veterinarian couldn’t get a temperature reading — spurred the organization to share life-saving tips with East Texas residents.

“Every year, PETA receives thousands of complaints about people who leave dogs outside in the cold,” she said in an email. “Although they are equipped with fur coats, dogs and other animals can still suffer from frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources freeze.”

Hines added cold weather is even more dangerous for “backyard” dogs because they often are neglected and go without adequate food, water, shelter and veterinary care.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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