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Driver finds dog tied to freeway-exit post

Authorities in north-central Wisconsin are looking for the person who abandoned a dog near a freeway exit in subzero weather.

Lincoln County sheriff's deputies are treating it as an animal abuse case. A concerned driver found a mixed-breed dog tied to a post Jan. 21, along Hwy. 51 near Merrill. Temperatures at the time were around 10 below zero.

Deputies took the pet to the local Humane Society. The male dog had a collar, but no tags. Sheriff's lieutenant Tim Fischer said the pet is in relatively good health but nervous around strangers. Officials say now he just needs a good home.