STAMFORD, Conn. -- Generous donors provided space heaters to the Stamford Shelter Animal Control to keep the dogs warm inside as the frigid temperatures continued to drop outside.
Animal control officers tried sharing office heat and dressing the dogs in winter coats, but the cold air was still too much for some of the animals.
"As the cold wind blew through the metal guillotine doors, this was less than an ideal situation for one precious dog in particular, named Onyx," a press release said.
Onyx had suffered a fractured femur bone after being hit by a car before shelter officers could pick her up. Her immediate medical needs were covered by OPIN, the shelter's supporting nonprofit. But the cold was still difficult for the pups so the shelter asked for donations from the public.
"Before the end of the day, generous donations from volunteers and the community were received," a press release said. "Right now, little Onyx will have some warmth to make her leg feel just a little bit better while she waits for a permanent or foster home to continue her healing."