Twitter users alert media, police about dog outside in snow, sub-freezing weather

Posted at 8:47 AM, Nov 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 10:14:14-05

Denver Police say a dog seen curled up at a sliding glass door in the cold and snow has been brought inside.

Tonee Lawrence tweeted a photo of the dog lying on a snow-covered porch to Scripps sister station 7NEWS and the Denver Police Department at about 8 a.m. 

"What can we do? Called 311 & animal control, owners arent home 5°F #cowx #viral #help," Lawrence tweeted.

Concerned people immediately started retweeting the photo.

Lawrence gave 7NEWS the dog's address, which we passed on to Denver Police.

At 8:44 a.m., Denver Police said animal control was aware of the situation and that the dog had shelter available.

Romina Herrera challenged that claim with this tweet:

However, at 8:59 a.m., Denver Police tweeted that animal control had spoken to the dog's owner and the dog's owner had brought the dog inside.

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