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Humane Society Responds to Reports of Animals Left in Cold

WEST COLUMBUS (Andrew Michael) -- The Capital Area Humane Society responded to several reports of animals stranded in the brutally cold temperatures Tuesday.

The weather was so cold, water left outside for a pet started to become ice in less than half an hour.

ABC 6/FOX 28 joined the Humane Society as they responded to three reports of possible abuse, but the situation had apparently been remedied before officials arrived. Two of the dogs were brought inside and the third had a dog house.

The agent did leave extra straw to be used as bedding, which is a better insulator for animals than blankets.

No owners were cited Tuesday for leaving animals in the cold, according to the society.

By law, pet owners must provide their animal with food, water and shelter. In the extreme cold, the Humane Society urged people to bring outdoor pets indoors.

If you see a neglected pet left in freezing weather, contact animal cruelty investigators at 614-777-7387 extension 250.
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