Pet Owners Ticketed For Neglecting Pets In Cold (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

January 12, 2014 Updated Jan 12, 2014 at 7:53 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Last week was a poor time for animals in Northeast Indiana, but it was particularly bad for animals with poor owners.

According to the Journal Gazette, from Saturday through Tuesday of last week, the city's animal control department got 158 calls from residents reporting possibly distressed animals, and people delivered 32 strays caught out in the weather to the animal shelter.

In all, 15 owners were given tickets and will have to go to court for neglecting animals.

Of those 15, six people were allowed to take their pets inside and keep them, but nine pets were seized by Animal Control officers and taken to the shelter because their lives were deemed to be in immediate danger.

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