A dozen dogs left out in the bitter cold in Lyons were reportedly moved inside after hundreds of concerned residents reported the dog’s owner for animal abuse.
State police in Lyons tell News 10 NBC they received more than 200 hundred calls Saturday from people concerned for the dog’s safety. In addition to contacting police and animal control officers, neighbors took to social media posting videos of the dogs on Facebook.
State police say Wayne County Sherriff’s deputies visited the owner on Middle Sodus Road and he agreed to take the dogs inside for the night. The social media posting created an outcry among animal rights activists across the country.