Man left dog outside in cold, charged with animal cruelty

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jan 22, 2019
Ohio man charged with animal cruelty
Ohio man charged with animal cruelty after leaving his dog outside in the cold for 24 hours

TOLEDO – An Ohio man charged with animal cruelty and menacing after Toledo Police say he threatened them at the time of his arrest, appeared in court Tuesday morning.

According to court documents, Anthony Flunder left his German shepherd outside for at least 24 hours in cold, snowy conditions with no food, water, or shelter.

Flunder said it was too cold outside for him to care for his dog.

Officials say the German shepherd was found inside a wired fence area, thin and shivering.

Pets outside
Keep your pet’s safe during the cold, winter months

As the conditions in Colorado can be cold and harsh, the Pikes Peak Humane Society recommends:

  • warm, waterproof shelters for outside animals
  • wipe off pet’s legs and stomach to remove ice, snow, and salt which can hurt a puppy’s paws
  • never shave your dog’s hair thin in the colder months, consider a sweater for short-haired dogs
  • bang on the hood of your car to make sure cats or other animals haven’t climbed into your engine for warmth