Being exposed to freezing weather affects all warm-blooded animals. Humans and dogs alike, we all need warmth in order to survive and live any sort of life.
When it comes to dogs, some, such as the chow-chow, or a malamute, are better adapted to freezing weather, but for most pets, they need the same warmth as we humanoids do.
The case that comes to mind at the moment took place during some of themost bitter weather on record in Salem, Massachusetts. A little dog was tied outside the Northwest Shelter for Animals.
Later, the shelter posted the incident on its Facebook page. Through thisoutlet, many sympathetic readers learned about the woman who left her dog for better or for worse outside the shelter.