A Scott County woman was charged with animal cruelty after authorities found her dog's paws literally frozen to the ground outside of her home earlier in the week. Christina Kendall, 28, was arrested at her southern Indiana home on Friday.
According to wlky.com, Scott County Animal Control Officer Denny Robbins was tipped off to the cruel conditions by a neighbor. When Officer Robbins arrived at Kendall's home on Tuesday, he discovered a chained chihuahua and a cocker spaniel living in disturbing conditions. The only protection from the temperatures in the low 20s was a sleeping bag. The spaniel was in a barrel with frozen water.
Allegedly Kendall ignored the officer's demand to care for the dogs.
Both dogs were removed and are now receiving care for sores on their paws and genitals.
Kendall has ten days to pay the fees for taking care of her dogs or they will become the possession of the shelter. She is due in court in February.
Please be reminded that pets should not be kept outdoors in freezing temperatures without adequate shelter. If it's too cold for you, chances are it is too cold for your pet.
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