Dog Abuse

Dog Found Abandoned, Frozen to Death in Dog House

Image via ClarksvilleNOW.

Image via ClarksvilleNOW.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is seeking information about a dog found frozen to death inside a plastic dog house left abandoned outside a vacant building in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Animal Control received a call from the Sheriff’s Office on Sunday about a deceased dog abandoned outside of the former Grandma’s Apron Restaurant on Salem Rd. The restaurant is currently unoccupied. Temperatures outside when the dog was found were in the single digits.

When they arrived, Animal Control officers found a young, tan/gray and white Pit Bull in the front parking lot that had been left inside a plastic dog house, covered with a blue blanket with “Little Puppies” embroidered on it. The dog’s body was frozen. Investigators believe the dog was alive when he was left and died at the location where he was found.

Since the dog’s body was damaged from the cold, a necropsy can not be conducted. However, the shelter is running tests to determine if the dog was sick prior to his death.

“There’s no excuse for it, if the dog was sick, the owner could’ve called animal control, we would’ve gladly euthanized the dog,” Montgomery County Animal Care & Control Director Jeanette Farrell told NewsChannel 5.

The dog was found in the parking lot of the now-vacant Grandma's Apron restaurant in Clarksville, Tennessee. Image via ClarksvilleNOW.

The dog was found in the parking lot of the now-vacant Grandma’s Apron restaurant in Clarksville, Tennessee. Image via ClarksvilleNOW.

Images were too disturbing to publish, but can be found here. Anyone that recognizes the dog or saw anyone abandoning him at this location is urged to call Montgomery County Animal Control at 931-648-5750.

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