BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP-  The owners of two dogs who died after being left outside in icy temperatures could face charges, according to Atlantic County SPCA officials

Atlantic County SPCA investigators were called to the home near Jackson Road on Monday, after being told of a puppy, frozen inside of its dog house. 

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Upon arrival, investigators not only discovered the puppy's body, but another cold and malnourished female dog. She was transported to a veterinary clinic where she died overnight. 

"Despite the hardships that she faced, she had a really resilient spirit and was very trusting and loving. That is part of what makes this so sad," said Atlantic County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agent Kate Warden

Warden said that the puppy is believed to have been just under six-months-old. 

The identity of the dogs' owners has not been revealed because officials are still in the process of preparing to file animal cruelty charges, SPCA officials said. 

When investigators arrived on scene there were people inside of the home including one believed to be a co-owner of the dogs

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