A Sheltie mix named Peanut was expected to make a full recovery after deputies found him frozen to the ground in sub-zero temperatures in the backyard of a home in Jasper, Ind.
“About five ’til 11:00 last night, our department received an anonymous call about some dogs that were being left outside,” Stuart Wilson with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office told 14 News.
When deputies arrived they discovered two dogs, one outside on a leash and another inside a dog house.
“A barrel-style dog house. But it was not, certainly not appropriate for the temperatures we had last night. The dog, its stomach and feet and tail had frozen to feces that was in the pen. They took warm water and poured it over the dog to free it from the floor,” Wilson told the station.
Deputies seized both dogs and took them to the Dubois County Humane Society.
“We were able to provide a safe, warm night to a little guy named Peanut. He was frozen to the ground with no food, water, or shelter. Please keep this little guy in your thoughts today as we make sure he receives proper medical care,” workers posted on the Society’s Facebook page.
Workers believe Peanut is about two years old.
No criminal charges had been filed against the owners as of Tuesday.