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.