A mother and daughter in Tennessee have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing a dog that someone left outside in freezing temperatures during a winter storm and refusing to give it back to the owners.
Around 5:00 PM on December 23, a deputy with the Bluff City Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office went to a home after they received a complaint about an animal.
It was reported that the temperature outside was eight degrees Fahrenheit, and the deputy saw a female German Shepherd chained up in the backyard. The owners were not at home. The dog was inside of a makeshift shelter constructed with a plastic doghouse, straw, and a tarp. It was not an enclosed structure.