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Animal control determines that dog's outdoor situation is 'good enough'

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According to Wednesday's 9 News, animal control officials in Adams County, Colo., have determined that the conditions for a dog who lives his life outdoors, are "good enough."

Animal control officials went to the home where a husky named "Buddy," lives and did a welfare check on the dog following social media pleas to have the living conditions investigated.

Officers who visited the dog determined that his shelter was in good condition and there were no signs of abuse - worries over the extreme cold were dismissed because he is a husky, is outside most of the time, and has shelter.

Pleas to help the dog also came during the hot summer months - the same dog who is supposedly fit for extreme cold, was found to be fit for hot weather as well.

Buddy's living conditions have been brought up on an dog advocacy Facebook page, off and on, for months.

The most recent plea to help the dog came on Tuesday; the post stated:

We are about to get an arctic blast here in Colorado, the likes of which we have not seen for years. It is estimated that it will get down to -10 (that NEGATIVE 10) and we won't see highs out of the teens for days. What does this mean for Buddy? Will he freeze to death because no one cares?

Despite the repeated calls to animal control about the dog's filthy pen and less-than-stellar shelter, it appears that by the officials' standards, it's good enough for Buddy.

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