Neighbors call for arrest of Crown Heights woman who left dogs outside in blizzard

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Crown Heights residents are calling for the arrest of a woman who left her two dogs outside and crying during a blizzard.

The animals, a pit bull and lab mix, were heard crying in below freezing temperatures in a video uploaded to Facebook.

The dog's owner June Hercules received a summons with a future court date.

Hercules gave up one of the dogs several days ago. One dog still remains in the house.

PIX11 reached out to Hercules for comment but did not hear back.

The video of the dogs crying received national attention and from the community.  Neighbors are pushing elected leaders to get involved to ensure this doesn't happen to another animal.

Neighbors also claim Hercules has a track record of more than a decade of animal cruelty.

"This needs to stop! We have reported her too many times and nothing done," neighbor Evelyn Costa said. "She now needs jail time and all pets taken from her, we all need to look out for our animals."

The ASPCA wants people to use this case as a wake up call for people who are unable to care for their pets.