Police have rescued a dog who was found frozen to the ground of a garage.
The 10-year-old chow, nicknamed Elsa after the movie Frozen, had bleeding paws and frostbitten ears with her lead wrapped around her leg as wind chill temperatures hovered around -10F in Ecorse, Michigan.
A frozen bowl of water was inches away, just out of reach, police said.
Officers were called to her rescue by a neighbor who heard whimpering inside the building at 9.30am on Tuesday.
'It took about a half an hour to get her unfrozen from the ground,' Patricia Trevino of the River Rouge Animal Shelter told WJBK.
'They had to pour warm water on her. Her two legs were frozen. The side of her face and her side, she was literally lying frozen to the ground.'
'The dog was incoherent, was not responsive. She didn't start crying until the water was poured on her,' Trevino said.
Speaking from Healthy Paws Medical Center in Westland, where Elsa is being treated, Trevino said: 'Her feet are literally bleeding tonight when she walks because they were frozen. They were a block of ice. The toes were frozen together.'
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