Dog recovering after she was found frozen to the ground in Detroit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WESTLAND, Mich. – Elsa, a 10-year-old chow mix, is on the road to recovery after being found frozen to the ground during some of the coldest days the Northeast has seen in years.

According to WJBK,  Elsa was spotted by a good Samaritan who called animal control.

She was taken to a local animal hospital, but not before she was removed from the ground by having hot water poured on her.

Employees at the animal hospital said Elsa isn’t out of the woods yet, and she could lose a leg or two from frostbite, but she’s been doing well otherwise.

The shelter hopes Elsa’s situation is a warning that it is far too cold to be leaving dogs outside for any extended amount of time.

A source told WJBK the owners were cited for leaving Elsa outside.