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Freezing collie saved by weight problem

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A border collie weighing more than 120 pounds survived being frozen to a sidewalk because he was insulated by layers of fat.

The Sheboygan County Humane Society says the "morbidly obese" dog froze to the sidewalk when he was left out overnight Wednesday in single-digit temperatures. Shelter manager Carey Payne says few dogs could survive that.

Sheboygan Police Lt. Tim Eirich says Jiffy's 59-year-old owner was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of animal neglect. She told police she tried to get the dog inside but couldn't, and instead checked on it every few hours.

Payne says shelter workers had to pour warm water over Jiffy's back end to unstick him from the sidewalk. She says it's too soon to say whether the elderly animal suffered any long-term effects.


Information from: The Sheboygan Press

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