Charges to be filed after dog found frozen to death in Longview
From Staff Reports
Jan. 7, 2014 at 6:26 a.m.
Longview police say animal cruelty charges will be filed against the owner of a dog found frozen to death in the 2400 block of Thirteenth Street.
The dog was left outside overnight chained to a tree as temperatures hovered around 17 degrees, said police spokeswoman Kristie Brian.
"They (a veterinarian) couldn't even get a temperature on the dog," she said. "It was frozen solid."
According to police, the unidentified owner did not provide any type of shelter, water or food for the dog.
The police department and Longview Animal Control urge residents to provide pets with adequate food, water and shelter, especially during sub-freezing weather. Officials said all reports of cruelty will be investigated and appropriate charges will be filed.
The owner of the dog is facing Class A misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, Brian said.
If convicted, the owner faces up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $4,000.