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Dog tied to fence in the snow outside of closed animal shelter

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On Friday morning, employees at the Prince Albert SPCA in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, encountered a frightened, bewildered dog who had been tied up to a fence and left alone while the facility was closed.

Aside from the dog's confusion from being abandoned was the obvious...she was freezing in the snow.

The Prince Albert SPCA shared the following statement on Friday:

One very cold, very skinny and very scared puppy. Tied to our fence in these temperatures with not even a blanket - alternating lifting her freezing paws up. There was a note left with her letting us know her name was Coco, she was good with kids and that her owner could not care for her properly anymore.

Coco's former owners were able to get her to a shelter where she could be helped, but the employees at the facility want people to know that they are there to help families in need; tying a dog to a fence during non-operating hours is not the proper way to surrender a pet.

The agency wrote:

We are more than willing to work with people in providing food and, if our kennels are full, putting them in touch with rescue groups to try to re-home their dogs.

The upshot to this sad tale is the comfort and kindness that Coco is enjoying following her abandonment in the snow.

Once inside of the facility, Coco was provided with a soft bed, treats and toys and by the photos shared on the facility's Facebook page, it is apparent that she is relishing her new found comforts.

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