ILLINOIS — A woman from Calumet Park is facing misdemeanor charges after her pit bull died from being left out in the cold.
According to WGN-TV, authorities received a tip earlier this month that Tracy Cherry, 46, kept her dog in an outdoor dog house.
Sheriff’s police learned that the dog had been let out on the afternoon of Jan. 5 and had remained outside for about 12 hours.
The next day, police say the woman found the dog’s body. The low temperature in Calumet Park on Jan. 5 was minus 1 and the low on Jan. 6 was minus 15 degrees, officials said.
An autopsy revealed the 9-year-old pit bull died of hypothermia.
Sheriff’s police arrested Cherry on Jan. 20. Her next court date is Feb. 3.