Puppy dies after being left outside in sub-freezing temps | News
A puppy left to die in freezing temperatures outside a Henderson residence has died.
The Humane Society of Henderson County says it was alerted by neighbors who found the dog under a trailer home Thursday, its mouth frozen shut and its body partially stuck to the ground. Suffering from hypothermia, it was unable to move after being picked up in a blanket and taken to The Animal Hospital in Henderson.
Temperatures had dipped below 20 degrees.It's not known how long the dog had been left without shelter.
The pup, named Miracle, made it through the night after coming indoors and being given sub-q fluids but died Thursday morning.
He had also tested positive for Parvo, a potentially life-threatening illness.
Donations for what is expected to be a large vet bill are being accepted at the Humane Society (203 Drury Lane, Henderson). You can also donate online through Chipin.com. As of Thursday morning, 228 people had contributed more than $3,800 for the dog's care.