A Longview pet owner is facing animal cruelty charges after leaving their dog chained up outside resulting in the animal's death.
Tuesday morning around 9:22 a.m., Longview Animal Control Officers and Longview Police responded to an animal welfare call in the 2400 Block of 13th Street. When they arrived they found a dog chained in the yard. It appeared the dog had frozen to death and the owner had not provided any type of shelter, water or food for the animal. The dog was so frozen the veterinarian could not even get a temperature reading on the deceased pet.
Police plan to file class A misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against the owner of the dog.
Longview Police Department and Animal Control remind citizen's that we are very adamant about providing your pets with adequate food, water, and shelter, especially during the sub-freezing temperatures. If a report is made alleging an outdoor pet is not being taken care of we will investigate and, if necessary, file appropriate charges. If someone cannot provide for their pet they are encouraged to contact animal control or the local Humane Society.