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Indiana dog rescued from deep freeze awaits adoption

Published On: Jan 12 2014 12:14:31 PM CST
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -

A stray dog authorities say was rescued from certain death in last week's subzero cold wave is headed toward adoption at a southwestern Indiana animal shelter.

Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Control clerk Heather McDaniel says the female collie has been pre-adopted by someone who must wait a week before they can take her home.

The dog was found shivering, emaciated and with frozen fur Jan. 5 by Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Rasure, who lured the canine into his car with pecans and string cheese.

Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Control Officer Jeremy Outlaw tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/1gx8Ax8 ) the "dog would've definitely died" if Rasure hadn't rescued her as frigid cold was arriving in Indiana.

Evansville Animal Control staff has named the lucky dog "Winter" as she awaits her adoption day.