Dog Found Frozen to the Ground is OK, but Reminds Us of These Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe in Cold Temps
By: Shea Winpigler
Calling all pet owners! It's cold. But we don't need to tell you that. What you should know is that animals think it's cold, too. And sometimes, it's just way too cold for them to be outside.
Little Elsa, a chow-mix from Ecorse, Mich., was found frozen in her backyard on February 17.
Luckily, a neighbor heard her cries and checked on her, otherwise, she'd still be frozen, tangled and bleeding!
"It took about a half an hour to get her unfrozen from the ground," Patricia Trevino of the River Rouge Animal Shelter told myFOXdetroit. "They had to pour warm water on her. Her two legs were frozen. The side of her face and her side, she was literally laying [sic] frozen to the ground," myFOXdetroit reports.
She's being treated for frostbite at Healthy Paws Veterinary Medical Center, but her rescuer Patricia Trevino says that "she may lose a leg or two," myFOXdetroit reports.
Elsa's story is a perfect example of why keeping your dog outside 24/7 is a bad idea in the winter; it's just not safe.