Family Chained Their Unwanted Dog Outside During A Blizzard

Posted by Editorial Staff in Heartbreaking On 21st February 2021
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A family tied their dog outside in extremely cold weather, just because they didn't want that dog anymore. Thankfully their neighbor informed Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue about the whole scenario. The rescue arrived immediately and took the dog along.

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Neighbors Call Rescue

Someone in Detroit noticed that their neighbor had tied their two-year-old dog outside during a blizzard throughout the entire night. The poor dog was shaking and holding up her forefeet because it was so cold.

The neighbor realized they had to get help now. If the pup remained outside for any longer, she would have died. They immediately called up Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, explained the scenario, and requested if rescuers could come and get the dog.

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The Rescue Arrived

A law passed last February that it would be a crime for the owner to tie and leave their dog outside for more than three hours, but this family apparently didn’t bother and broke the law anyway.

When rescuers reached, they tapped on the family’s door, but they didn’t want to speak to rescuers. Detroit Pit Crew staff understood they had to persuade the family to surrender the dog. When they ultimately spoke to the family, they were appalled and heartbroken at what they heard.

[The neighbor] opened the door to show me that the other dog was inside, and she said that [the owner] didn’t want the dog that was outside anymore and they were just going to leave it out there,” Theresa Sumpter, founder of the rescue told The Dodo. “So I went ahead and said, ‘Yes, we’ll take the dog. She’s obviously injured and she’s cold and she can’t be out in this weather.’'

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It Was Named Blizzard

They reasonably suggested the dog “Blizzard,” and took her into their truck, where she folded up into a ball and fell asleep. She was probably just so comfortable to finally be secure and warm. They then drove her to the vet to treat her swelled and frozen paws.

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It’s New Home

The next day, she went to be with a foster who then had two other rescue canines. She gets along great with her new puppy friends and likes every person she meets. She is very loving and friendly, despite everything she has been through.

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Take Responsibility

Unluckily, this family did wrong by leaving their undesired dog outside in the frosty weather. If you ever observe anything like this, immediately approach authorities or rescue. Shelters are always happy to take in unwanted animals.

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