4 Dogs Left Outside in Freezing Temperatures in Virginia: Reports

January 5, 2018 Updated: January 5, 2018

Several dogs were left outside in frigid weather in Norfolk, Virginia, according to reports on Friday, Jan.5.

WAVY-TV reported that four pit bulls were seized from the home after animal control officers found them living in freezing and dirty conditions.

The home is located in the 1200 block of Wade Street, just south of Virginia Wesleyan University near Interstate-64. Someone reported that animals were left in the frigid weather.

Temperatures got to 11 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday.

The water in the dogs’ bowl was reportedly frozen solid, while waste had accumulated in the dogs’ kennel run area. There was no protection flap to cover their houses.

Charges might be filed against the owner.

It’s against the law to neglect giving companion animals proper food, water, and shelter.

The dogs will remain with the Norfolk Animal Control Unit until a seizure hearing takes place to determine if the owner should be allowed to regain custody, police spokesman Daniel Hudson told the Pilot Online.


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