Leaving a dog outside in the freezing weather should be an arrestable offense. Two women in Collin County, Texas, say they did the right thing when they saw a dog living outside in the bitter temperatures.
Kathy Moreno and Heather Barnett snapped a few images of the dog and called police for help. Sadly, authorities showed up and left without any intervention.
They say the plastic crate given to the dog is considered enough shelter, and they cited Texas law. Apparently, dogs cannot be tethered when the temperature drops below freezing.
“I think it’s sad, I think the law needs to be changed,” Kathy Moreno, who called the police, told CBS DFW 11 News. “Bring it to light, a lot of people are scared. I get it.”
The news channel’s Facebook page has a mixed array of responses, those who want the dogs brought inside and others who say, “a lot of animals enjoy the cold.”
In the meantime, Moreno and Barnett will continue to confront pet owners who they feel are irresponsible. If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for a dog!