Dogs in the southern US are freezing to death. From Texas:
Beaumont Police say a dog found dumped in a trash can died from the cold or starvation and animal control officers have seized three other dogs that appear to be malnourished and suffering from exposure to the freezing temperatures.
All four dogs are pit bulldogs.
“Three were chained to fixed objects in the yard. One had a wooden dog house and two others had plastic dog houses. They’re alive but appear to be malnourished and suffering from exposure to the cold. One is in a dog house and won’t come out. It’s so cold it can hardly move.”
There is a slideshow at the link of the dogs and their inadequate dog houses and poor conditions.