Dog rescued after freezing to sidewalk

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WESTLAND, Mich. -- As temperatures were in the single digits, a dog in Michigan  frozen to the sidewalk, according to WJBK

The temperature in Michigan Tuesday was five degrees with a windchill of -10 around 10 a.m. when Elsa, a 10-year-old chow mix, was found by animal control, according to WJBK.

WJBK reported that when animal control found Elsa, she had her leash wrapped around her, keeping her from getting out of the cold. It was unclear how long the dog was out in the dangerous cold.

"The dog was incoherent, was not responsive. She didn't start crying until the water was poured on her," Trevino told WJBK.

According to the article, a good Samaritan called animal control after spotting the dog. Animal control then rushed Elsa to pet hospital.

Animal control told WJBK that it took more than half an hour to get the dog unfrozen from the sidewalk.

"Her feet are literally bleeding tonight when she walks because they were frozen," Trevino told WJBK. "They were a block of ice. The toes were frozen together."

Elsa is currently being treated for her injuries which included frost bite to the ears and feet, according to WJBK.

"We are hoping she will make it," Trevino told WJBK. "She is not out of the woods by any means, and she may lose a leg or two."

Elsa's owners were issued a ticket and are expected to appear in court according to WJBK.

"It's going to pay her bill so she can be treated and stay here as long as she needs to stay until she recovers," Trevino told WJBK.

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