A dog was discovered frozen to death in an outdoor dog house in St. Clair Twp. on Wednesday, renewing a call from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to care for pets in extreme weather.
The dog’s owners, who were not named, will be charged with cruelty to a companion animal, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
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The Butler County Dog Warden responded a St. Clair Twp. addresse on a welfare check for an animal. The frozen dog was in a dog house with no insulation, the release said.
The dog warden provides straw at no cost for bedding in outdoor kennels, and those who cannot care for animals in extreme temperatures can call the dog warden’s office at 513-785-6542 for assistance.
Residents can report pets left in the cold to the Butler County Sheriff’s Dog Warden at 513-785-1300 or by texting “COPS” to 274637.