Animal Shelter Seeks Public’s Help After Man Abandoned Dog And Puppies

Man abandoned dog and puppies outside of animal shelter

This week, an animal shelter in Dayton, Ohio reached out to the public for help after a man abandoned an adult dog and her puppies outside of their facility. The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center utilized Facebook on Monday in an attempt to identify the person behind the abandonment:

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is asking for the public’s help to identify the person who abandoned a dog and her puppies at the ARC on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

According to the facility, the man dropped off the black and white female pit bull mix and four puppies who were in a plastic bin. Surveillance video shows the man telling the adult dog to stay – when the dog tried to follow the man, video shows him kicking her away.

The animal-welfare agency stated:

“This information supports the belief that this was an owned dog. The dog was not restrained in anyway, and is seen straying out to Webster Street which does make this “dumped on the side of the road.”

Sadly, the Dayton Daily News has reported that one of the abandoned puppies has since died. Abandoning a companion animal is a 2nd-degree misdemeanor in Ohio. Anyone who recognizes the man in this video is asked to reach out to the animal welfare agency at 937-898-4457.

Car driven by man seen in video

About the Animal Resource Center:
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center serves as the dog warden for Montgomery County (Ohio state law requires every county to have one), which means they handle all the stray dogs for the county. They are also the largest companion animal shelter in the greater Dayton region, taking in over 7,000 dogs and 3,500 cats per year and adopting out over 1,800 dogs and cats per year.
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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Karen says:

    At least he abandoned them somewhere where they would be safe. I live on a fairly busy street and someone dropped off 3 kittens last fall in my front yard. They were about 3 months old. I never saw who did it. I asked around the neighborhood, but no one knew of anyone who had been trying to give away kittens. Two of them are still here as outside cats. I don’t know where the other one went. He was very frightened and wouldn’t let me near him. I have been trying to find them homes as I already have 3 inside cats that won’t let me bring another cat into the house.

  2. Nadezda Yaroshinskaya says:

    Dogs are given to test what kind of humans we are.
    I’m ashamed of my species.

  3. Lee McCann says:

    Truthfully, I’d rather see the animals ‘dumped’ here than somewhere where they wouldn’t have received help or worse!:(

  4. Catherine Forsling says:

    At least he abandoned them near a shelter not in the woods or country. It was a mean thing to do, but @ least he didn’t mean for them to die. Sometimes shelters have so many rules & turn animals away, so ppl would rather leave animals when they’re closed to force them to take them.

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