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Seven Dogs Froze To Death From Frigid Temperatures

Last updated on Thursday, January 9, 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Seven dogs have frozen to death because of being left outside in frigid temperatures, Marion County Animal Care and Control officials said.

The deaths in Marion County are only those that animal care was called about. The department has had a constant stream of phone calls since 10 a.m. Sunday. Crews have made at least 172 runs across the county since Sunday night.

People have called Animal Care and Control for a number of issues, including help with cats, horses, goats and exotic birds.

Administrator Dan Shackle says most of the runs involved animals left out in the cold or in homes that lost power. He says they've written 71 citations against homeowners, but he adds that most have complied and brought pets indoors.

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control says charges may be filed against the owners of two dead dogs found in the freezing cold this week.

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