An American bully has been found ‘frozen solid’ on an Ohio home’s porch as a bitter cold snap continues to grip much of the United States.
Toledo humane society cruelty investigator Megan Brown told The Toledo Blade that she doesn’t know how long the dog was outside Thursday, when Toledo’s temperature was expected to be in the teens.
The female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of a house in the 1000 block of King Street where Victor Vallejo Sr, 40, lives.
A second underweight male American bully was recovered shivering inside the home.
An American bully has been found ‘frozen solid’ on an Ohio home’s porch as a bitter cold snap continues to grip much of the United States. A second underweight male American bully was recovered shivering inside the home. The three-year-old female was named Nanas (right) and the four-year-old male is named Haze (left)
The female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of a house (left) in the 1000 block of King Street where Victor Vallejo Sr (right), 40, lives. The incident comes as forecasters warn of hypothermia and frostbite from arctic air settling in over the central US and spreading east that has also affected marine life
‘He was visibly shivering,’ Ms. Brown said, adding that his ribs and spine are prominent and the house was very cold.
Brown said she saw the dog through a window and seized him after obtaining a search warrant.
Vallejo said the dogs are his and he was unaware of any issues.
He told the newspaper that the utilities had been shut off at the home but he had been providing for the dogs while living elsewhere.
The last time Vallejo saw the dogs was about two or three days ago when he left them both inside. He said he doesn’t know how one dog got outside.
‘I wasn’t staying there, but I was going back and forth and feeding them. They had plenty of food and water,’ he told the Toledo Blade. ‘I’ve been staying here and there at the moment. I kind of fell on some bad times.’
Vallejo said the three-year-old female was named Nanas and the four-year-old male is named Haze.
Brown said neither dog had any food or water, and Nanas was in the fenced front yard. There were blankets and a pillow on the porch, which had a roof, but no shelter from the bitter temperatures.
She said other than being underweight, Haze appears fine.
‘He looks to be pretty good,’ Ms. Brown said. ‘He’s sweet. He was malnourished and dehydrated, but I think he’ll be fine.’
She said the humane society is pursuing possible animal cruelty charges in Toledo Municipal Court.
The incident comes as forecasters warn of hypothermia and frostbite from arctic air settling in over the central US and spreading east that has also affected marine life.
Two male thresher sharks were found washed up along Massachusetts’s Cape Cod Bay after being ‘stranded due to cold shock’ amid plunging temperatures in the northern US this week
The Center of Coastal Studies in Provincetown said on Facebook the sharks were dissected and will be further examined by organ and tissue samples
Passerby James Mullin initially saw one lifeless shark and immediately contacted the center
Two thresher sharks were found washed up along Massachusetts’s Cape Cod Bay after being ‘stranded due to cold shock’ on Wednesday.
A passerby walking along the bay came across the shocking sight and snapped some photos.
James Mullin initially saw one lifeless shark and immediately contacted the Center of Coastal Studies in Provincetown, according to the Cape Cod Times. Mullin described the finding as ‘exciting’.
When officials at the center went to investigate the incident they found another dead shark nearby. Both of them were male.
The conservancy group said on Facebook that the sharks were dissected and are now being further examined through organ and tissue samples.
The arctic blast that’s bringing negative temperatures to several states across the northern US is also causing waterfalls to freeze, windows to crack and people to suffer life-threatening frostbite with just 30 minutes of exposure outside.
Forecasters are warning for those who are outside to bundle up with layers to protect against hypothermia and frostbite.
The icy cold weather has turned the Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota, into a beautiful frozen wonderland. The popular attraction has completely frozen over due to the super cold single-digit temperatures that have gripped the state over the past few days.
The Minnehaha Creek flows from Lake Minnetonka, which is the biggest lake in the Twin Cities, to the Mississippi River. The falls are just a few miles from where the creek enters the Mississippi River.
The National Weather Service reported International Falls, Minnesota, the self-proclaimed Icebox of the Nation, plunged to 37 degrees below zero, breaking the old record of 32 below set in 1924.
Hibbing, Minnesota, bottomed out at 28 below, breaking the old record of 27 below set in 1964.
‘Bitterly cold arctic air will settle in across a large swath of the U.S. as we turn the calendar from 2017 to 2018,’ said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
The arctic blast that’s bringing negative temperatures to several states across the northern US is causing waterfalls to freeze, windows to crack and people to suffer life-threatening frostbite with just 30 minutes of exposure outside. Above the frozen Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota are pictured on Thursday
The popular attraction has completely frozen over due to the super cold single-digit temperatures that have gripped the state over the past few days
The Minnehaha Creek flows from Lake Minnetonka, which is the biggest lake in the Twin Cities, to the Mississippi River. The falls are just a few miles from where the creek enters the Mississippi River
With temperatures in the single digits, Ray Levesque, mate of the crab/lobster boat Bradbill, makes his way across the deck covered in ice to tie off, after arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts harbor on Thursday from a one day fishing voyage
A woman braves temperatures in the teens as she makes her way to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in DC on Thursday
Bitter cold weather has taken hold of much of the northern US and is expected to stay put for days to come into the New Year. A far-reaching arctic blast is going to make the temperatures drop even more
The cold weather is going to dominate for days into New Year’s Eve as it is predicted to feel like negative eight degrees in Chicago, negative five degrees in New York and a freezing negative 35 degrees in Bangor, Maine
- Forecasters predict freezing temperatures for much of the Northeast and Midwest into the New Year
- New Year’s Eve temperatures predicted to be to be around 12 degrees in Big Apple, but it will feel much colder
- The Great Lakes may get 1-3 inches of snow creating slippery travel in the Interstate 70, 80 and 90 corridors of the Plains and Midwest
- Meteorologists are also cautioning a possible snow threat for the Northeast region over New Year’s weekend
- If two storms merge, Philadelphia to NYC to Boston and Portland, Maine will see snow Friday to Saturday
- There is an ice threat for coastal cities in Georgia and South Carolina on Thursday to early Friday
- Officials in NJ canceled a New Year’s Day ‘polar bear plunge’ in which swimmers dash into the Atlantic Ocean
‘People will really need to bundle up if they are heading out Sunday night for New Year’s Eve celebrations in places like Chicago, for example, where the high will be 15 F on Sunday, around 15 degrees below normal.’
In addition, the dangerously cold weather has caused windows in Canada to crack. Wind chill advisories or warnings were in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York.
Those places and states in the northern Plains and Great Lakes were projected to see highs in the teens or single digits and lows below zero for the rest of the week and into the new year.
The National Weather Service said wind chills in many areas Thursday could make temperatures feel below zero.
Prolonged, dangerous cold weather this week has sent advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and to bring in extra beds for them.
A dog has been found frozen solid on an Ohio home’s porch as a bitter cold snap grips much of the United States.
Toledo humane society cruelty investigator Megan Brown tells The Blade newspaper she doesn’t know how long the dog was outside Thursday, when Toledo’s high temperature was expected to be in the teens
A second dog was recovered shivering inside the home.
The dogs’ owner says utilities had been shut off but he had been providing for the dogs while living elsewhere. He says he doesn’t know how one dog got outside.
Two women take a selfie photo in front of a frozen fountain in New York City’s Bryant Park on Thursday
The frigid weather isn’t stopping the hustle and bustle in New York City. Above crowds walk through Times Square on Thursday
New Year’s Eve in Times Square in New York will feel like negative five degrees with 10 to 20mph winds on Sunday night
Frozen pipes and dead car batteries added to the misery across the Midwest and Northeast regions.
It’s so cold, officials in New Jersey canceled a New Year’s Day ‘polar bear plunge’ in which swimmers dash into the Atlantic Ocean.
People in Erie, Pennsylvania, continued to dig out from a storm that brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, smashing the daily snowfall record for the Great Lakes city of 8 inches, and 26.5 more inches on Tuesday.
More than 65 inches total fell on the city in just a few days.
Strong westerly winds over Lake Erie picked up moisture, developed into snow and converged with opposing winds, dumping snow in a band along the shore from Ohio to New York, said Zach Sefcovic, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Cleveland.
Sabrina Ram drove into Erie on Christmas Eve to visit her parents just as the snow began to fall.
Ram, who lives in suburban Washington, DC, and her father spent five hours on Christmas and two hours on Tuesday clearing the driveway.
‘In DC, we’d be out of commission for weeks,’ Ram said. ‘Things here are pretty much back to normal now.’
The snow was predicted to spread on Thursday causing slippery travel and possible flight delays in Chicago and Pittsburgh
Disruptive snow is predicted on Friday and into Friday night in the Midwest making travel delays even worse
There is a snow threat from Friday to Saturday with two storms that could possibly merge
Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York along with several states in the Midwest
Much of the Northeast and Midwest experienced freezing temperatures Thursday morning
Meanwhile, much of the Northern part of the country is covered in at least an inch of snow
Several north eastern states are under wind chill advisories or warnings. The hazardous winds will make temperatures feel like negative 10 to negative 40 degrees in some areas
The forecast highs are pictured above for New Year’s Weekend across the Northern and Midwest parts of the US
The forecast lows are pictured above for New Year’s Weekend across the Northern and Midwest parts of the US
In New York, communities near Lake Ontario’s eastern end, including Redfield and Boylston, also saw around five feet of snow this week.
Officials said the storm’s timing was good, since people were off the streets and staying home for Christmas, giving plows more space to clear streets.
Listed above are the coldest New Year’s Eve ball drops in New York City from 1917 up until 2008
By Wednesday, roads in Erie were relatively clear, emergency calls were relatively slow and the big task was digging out, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper said.
‘We’re used to a lot of snow here in Erie, but this is unprecedented, the amount we got,’ Dahlkemper said.
The Department of Energy has projected energy fuel costs are going to track upward.
That falls on the heels of two winters when costs were relatively low.
Elizabeth Parker, 88, of Sanford, Maine, said she lives in fear of running out of fuel and remains vigilant in monitoring the gauge outside her trailer, just in case, especially during cold weather.
She said she is allowed to request a fuel delivery thanks to federal aid – but only when her gauge dips to one-eighth of a tank.
‘I couldn’t get along without it,’ said Parker, who lives with her 93-year-old husband, Robert, along with a cat, dog and four birds.
Mark Wolfe, an official with the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association, said the good news is that President Donald Trump has released 90 per cent of the energy assistance funding which totals to nearly $3 billion.
Trump previously tried to eliminate the program altogether.
States in the northern Plains and Great Lakes were projected to see highs in the teens or single digits and lows below zero for the rest of the week and into the new year. Above a man walks along the Chicago River
But projected energy cost increases will effectively reduce the purchasing power by $330 million, making it imperative that the remaining funding be released, said Mark Wolfe, of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association.
This winter, energy costs were projected to grow by 12 per cent for natural gas, 17 per cent for home heating oil, 18 per cent for propane and 8 per cent for electricity, according to US Energy Information Administration.
But energy prices this winter may even be higher than those projections.
According to Wolfe, colder weather could lead to even higher levels of consumption, and resulting prices could push the cost of winter heating up to $1,800 this winter for those using heating oil, 45 per cent more than last year’s level.
‘That’s a scary situation for people who’re really struggling to heat their homes,’ said Barbara Crider, of Maine’s York County Community Action Agency.
The cold air is lingering with more arctic air sweeping into the region, reaching as far south as Texas and the Florida Panhandle through the weekend.