Arrest made after dog found frozen to death, in dumpster

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An arrest has been made after a dog was found frozen to death and thrown in a dumpster, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

On Jan. 30, at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of East 10th Street for a welfare check on a dog that had apparently been left outside in the elements.

Police say that upon arrival at the scene, the animal was found dead. It had frozen to death and had been placed inside a dumpster.

During their investigation, officers learned that the animal belonged to 62-year-old Gordon Turentine. When questioned about his owning the dog, Turentine did confirm that “Remy” did belong to him.

Officers say that sometime in the morning of Jan. 30, Turentine, after having found Remy frozen to death, put the animal in the dumpster.

On Friday morning, Turentine was arrested. He faces a preliminary charge of animal cruelty as well as several citiantions, including improper care and treatment and unlawful disposal of an animal.

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