Man arrested for leaving his 20 dogs in frigid outdoor temperatures on Thanksgiving
A man named Jose Borgos was arrested after he left 21 dogs outside his home in New York during the cold Thanksgiving holiday.
A police officer who was on patrol heard the dogs barking and soon discovered their whereabouts.
In the midst of the bitterly cold temperature, Officer Karen Grenia found 12 Rottweilers in the backyard of a home. She also found another nine placed inside crates in a shed.
According to the Suffolk County Police Department, Officer Grenia found the poor dogs on Thanksgiving morning before 10 a.m.
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Borgos, who claimed that he was a dog breeder, was arrested and charged for breaking the state law and county code.
In Suffolk County, chaining or leashing a dog outdoors when the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit is against the law. Leaving dogs and other animals outside in freezing weather is dangerous since they could get disoriented, develop frostbite, or even die.
This wouldn’t be the first time that dogs were rescued because they were left freezing outside. Earlier this month in North Carolina, police officers saved two dogs from a park. The poor white pooches were freezing and locked behind the park’s dog fence.
According to the International Business Times, thousands of people asked if they could adopt the dogs after the police department posted about it on Facebook.
Speaking with FOX Carolina, the vet claimed he was trying to prepare the stray dog to become a house pet. For him, what he did was appropriate and part of the training.