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People across the nation are outraged over pictures posted on Facebook of a dog participating in a charity polar plunge event in Massachusetts.

The photos were posted on the local police station’s Facebook page. It shows a man with his hand on a Labrador retriever named Lincoln. The next picture shows the dog plunging in the freezing cold pond. The third- the dog completely submerged.

Police say they took people’s concerns for the dog seriously and looked at the video of the dog plunge. Officers determined this was not an instance of animal cruelty, pointing out the dog was only in the water for a few seconds and his tail was wagging when he came out.

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