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UPDATE: Owners of Waterloo dog left outside charged with neglect

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Charges are now filed against the owners of an eastern Iowa dog.

Earlier this week, we told you about a Waterloo pit bull mix named Elsa.

Animal Control found her outside in a shed, nearly frozen to death.

Animal Control officers tell us the owners have been charged with animal neglect. The owners have also been charged with failure to have a city license.

Animal Control also says the dog did not have a rabies shot.


No one wants to stay outside for too long with this kind of weather. 

Which is why it's important to not forget about the pets. 

One Waterloo dog was left outside, and she nearly froze to death.

The Cedar Bend Humane Society says the little pit bull mix was found frozen and underweight. She could barely stand. 

They say her owners left her outside, chained inside a metal shed. People who work at the humane society say they didn't think she would have survived the night if she hadn't been rescued by Waterloo animal control.  

Elsa suffered from hypothermia and had some frostbite on her tail, ears and paws. 

She's now starting to return back to her normal self. Now the Cedar Bend Humane Society is starting to accept applications from people interested in adopting her.

The Humane Society says Elsa's story can be a reminder to people to not leave their pets outside in sub-zero temperatures.

If you are interested in donating to the Cedar Bend Humane Society or learning more about how to adopt Elsa, click here.

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