FARMVILLE, Va. (WTVR) – A woman, upset after seeing dogs left outside during last week’s sub-freezing temperatures, decided she’d leave a note at a neighbor’s home.
“I frequently drive up and down your street and I have noticed that you keep your dogs out in the yard during inclement weather,” the letter began. “I hope that you plan on bringing them inside tonight, where it is warm, as it is supposed to be 6 degrees outside.”
The woman, who signed the letter ‘Concerned Puppy Lover,’ then appeared to make a veiled threat to the dog owner.
“I know someone who really wants another dog (not me…) and you wouldn’t want someone (not me…) to accidentally pick up your dog because it looked so sad and cold and pitiful…. or even worse call animal control.”
The person who forwarded the letter to CBS 6 News said when ‘Concerned Puppy Lover’ drove by the home the next day, all the pets were inside.
She said she wanted to share the story to remind everyone to bring in pets when the weather gets dangerously cold.
During last week’s polar vortex cold snap, Chesterfield animal control officers responded to 19 calls from people concerned about pets left outside. None of the animals were seized. Officers said once they made the welfare checks, pet owners took the pets inside.