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Humane society staff sleeps in doghouses

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Humane Society staff slept in doghouses to bring awareness to pets sleeping outside without animal shelter. (Source: WDIV/CNN) Humane Society staff slept in doghouses to bring awareness to pets sleeping outside without animal shelter. (Source: WDIV/CNN)

DETROIT (WDIV/CNN) - Some staff members of the Michigan Humane Society woke up in the dog house on Wednesday.

They slept there for eight hours beginning Tuesday night.

The staff members say they want to put a spotlight on the issue of leaving pets outside in freezing temperatures.

"Members of the cruelty rescue department are sleeping in dog houses tonight to bring awareness to the problem of pets sleeping outside without animal shelter," said Deborah MacDonald, human society.

The humane society workers say they respond to thousands of calls each year about animals that have been abused, neglected or are sick or injured.

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