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Charges pending against owner of frozen dog

Posted January 10, 2018 1:08 p.m. EST

A dog was found frozen to death in an igloo-shaped doghouse along Airport Road in Pikeville on Jan. 8, 2017. (Photo from Facebook/Jacob Lamm)

— Wayne County authorities said Wednesday that the owner of a dog found frozen to death on Monday has been identified and that criminal charges are pending.

Animal Control officers were responding to a phone call when they found the brown female pitbull mix inside an igloo-shaped doghouse next to Airport Road in Pikeville, authorities said.

Authorities couldn't find a rabies tag or microchip on the dog to identify the owner, but Joseph Sauls, chief animal control officer, said tips from the public provided a break in the case.