As temperatures drop and snowy winter weather makes it way across much of the country, experts are warning pet parents to take extra precautions to care for their furry friends.
This week, a three-year-old American Bully dog was found "frozen solid" outside her Toledo, Ohio home, according to The Blade. Her owner claims he left the pooch, named Nanas, inside and doesn't know how she got stuck outside, but the Toledo Area Humane Society is now investigating the events that led to the dog's death and may charge the owner with animal cruelty.
Officials also came across another canine inside the house, where the utilities had been turned off. Four-year-old dog Haze was found shivering, but has now been rescued and taken to an animal shelter, according to the New York Daily News.
On the day Nanas was found on the porch, temperatures in Toledo had dropped as low as -9 degrees. To protect your pets from the dangers of extreme weather during the winter, always remember to bring them inside when temperatures drop below freezing. During the winter months, it's best to shorten the length of your dog's walks and prepare an emergency kit with blankets for your pet just in case the power goes out during a blizzard, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
(h/t The Blade)
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