Dorado, a 5-year-old dog running in this year’s Iditarod race, died during severe weather on March 15 in Unalakleet, Alaska. According to news reports, Dorado was left outdoors unattended after his musher, Paige Drobny, “dropped” him from her sled team. He was exposed to temperatures of negative 15 degrees Fahrenheit and 45 mph winds, and he died of asphyxiation after he became buried in drifting snow.

Alaska law requires animal caretakers to provide animals with an environment compatible with protecting and maintaining their good health and safety. Had Dorado been provided with adequate shelter from such extreme weather, as were approximately 100 other “dropped” dogs who spent the night in airport storage buildings, he surely would not have endured this fate. It seems that those responsible for Dorado’s safety can be directly blamed for his horrific death.

Please join PETA in urging the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office to file criminal charges in this heartbreaking case!

Please send polite comments to:

The Honorable John A. Earthman
2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
103 E. Front St., 2nd FL
Nome, AK 99762-0160
john.earthman@alaska.gov

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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