The shelter announced Thursday that a dog was left in its snowy parking lot in a crate with toys.
The Franklin County Dog Adoption and Shelter Center reminds people to contact them if they are considering returning an animal.
The shelter announced on Thursday that a dog was left in its snowy parking lot in a crate in sub-zero temperatures
When volunteers found him, they brought him inside to find he also had a BB gun wound to his head.
“Luckily we have a lot of people coming in and out of the shelter so he didn’t stay out long. But this is unacceptable,” the shelter wrote.
The dog at the station is now safe and cared for at the shelter, but those at the shelter want to remind dog owners that if they find they can no longer care for their pet, they should call them.
If you have a dog in your possession that you need to give up, they ask to call them so they can set up a time and date. If you find a stray dog, you can bring it back to the shelter at any time.
Franklin County Dog Shelter reminds us that during the winter months, our pets are also affected by cold temperatures. So limit the time spent outdoors and watch for slippery spots in the snow.
The shelter has a pantry that provides free food, treats and blankets to pet owners going through tough times. Last year, they distributed about 20,000 pounds of dog food. If you need supplies, you can call the shelter at (614) 525-3647.
If you can no longer care for your dog or find a stray, you can call the shelter at (614) 525-3400.
If you would like to donate to the shelter or have supplies to donate, you can find more information here.
If you have found a cat in need of rescue, you can contact the human columbus.