*EMBARGO* Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI Officers at Saginaw County Animal Control are planning to sleep in dog houses to raise awareness for animals in extreme temperatures.

SAGINAW COUNTY, Michigan (WJRT) — Some Mid-Michigan animal control officers will soon be in the dog house.
But they’re not in trouble, they’re trying to raise awareness about a serious issue.
Officers at Saginaw County Animal Control take calls every day about animals, especially dogs, left out in the elements too long.
“We’re their voice, we’re the ones that step up to the plate for them,” said Officer Joaquin Guerrero.
Guerrero and two other officers hope their voices are heard loud and clear on Jan. 12.
From 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. the next day, they plan to sleep outdoors at Apple Mountain in Thomas Township.
Two of the officers will be in custom-made dog houses being made by prisoners at the Saginaw Correctional Facility.
The third officer will be without shelter.
“It’ll fit to our body size so we’re able to crawl in and sit down in them,” Guerrero said.
They’ll have some straw inside, and …
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