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Neighbor complaints lead to dogs brought inside during cold

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A city man is moving his dogs inside from outside cages after complaints from neighbors led to police action Sunday

The WFMJ newsroom was flooded with calls from neighbors and concerned citizens as far away as New Jersey and Michigan after a photo of the man's two beagles outside in freezing cold temperatures were posted to an online forum.

Neighbors say they originally took their complaints directly to the dogs' owner asking him to bring the two Beagles inside during days when the area is being affected by the polar vortex.

The man told 21 News, in the 56 years he has owned dogs, he has always kept them outside and never had one freeze to death.

Youngstown police officers referred the case to humane agents and left a note on the dog owners door to contact police. The man contacted police a short time later and told a 21 News reporter he will be putting the dogs inside or moving them to another location.

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