Protesters demand Ossining officers take action to help dog in extreme heat

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Nearly a dozen people rallied outside the Ossining Police Department Sunday to protest what they say is inaction by officers in enforcing the new tether law.

Protesters tell News 12 they are concerned about one particular animal who lives in the village. They say a dog named Luna has been living in such unsafe conditions that they are concerned for her life.

Deborah Pangle, founder of the Cat Squad Rescue, say that the husky has been lying on hot cement that feels like 93 degrees.

"That's like being in a frying pan and there is a tether law in Ossining that states that these are extreme temperatures..." Pangle said. "So this is basically a crime against the Ossining tether law."

Pangle says they have received no help from police. She alleges that they are guilty of being complicity in protecting the owner and not enforcing their own tether law.

Police Chief Kevin Sylvester told News 12 that they found no violation in the law and they've actually reached out to an animal control officer and the SPCA about the matter. He says they both said that the dog is safe.

 

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