An emaciated dog, denied shelter and subjected to frigid temperatures, was discovered frozen to the ground in Memphis, Tenn.
According to Wednesday's Commercial Appeal, the dog, described as a pit bull, was dead, its body frozen to the ground, when authorities made the pitiful discovery in the backyard of a home in the 2700 block of Smith Haven.
Arrested for the crime was dog's owner, 28-year-old Zangerio Dogan.
Now, the dog who was seemingly forgotten and left to suffer unbearable cruelty, is the subject of a he said, she said situation.
Zangerio Dogan alleges that his sister was caring for the dog, and that he had not seen the dog in weeks.
His sister told the authorities that she believed that her brother had taken the dog and was caring for it.
The dog's starved and frozen body was found in the sister's back yard. How or why she did not notice the dog who was in her own yard remains a mystery.
No word on charges against that woman.
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