Miami Beach police are searching for the person believed to have fatally injured a small Yorkshire terrier and left her to suffer and die in a Publix supermarket parking lot. An employee found the dog and called police.
“She was just lying on her side. She was not moving. She was yelping occasionally, and you could really see something was wrong,” stated Miami Police Officer Mariana Garcia. “She was really hurt badly.”
According to WsvnNews, the officer helped to transfer the six-pound dog, they named Lily, to the Doral Centre Animal Hospital. Veterinarians said she had seven broken ribs and had been nearly strangled. There was no evidence she had been hit by a car. Sadly, Lily died two days later. Veterinarian Joy Carter, who cared for Lily, was saddened to think that anyone would just let a dog suffer and die in a trash can.
Surveillance video from Friday, April 7, shows a red Toyota Yaris pulling into the Publix parking garage off West Avenue. A man can be seen getting out of the vehicle and appeared to be taking something out of his car before setting it on the ground near the trash area. Authorities believe it was Lily. Moments later the man exits to the restroom before getting back into his car and leaving.
“Someone out there knows what happened to Lily. Someone knows this dog. Someone is missing this dog,” stated Officer Garcia. “Someone knows this gentleman. Either the dog belonged to him or it was somebody else’s dog, but somebody’s got to be missing a dog just like Lily.”
Anyone who recognizes this man or Lily is asked to call the Miami Beach police of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305.471.TIPS.
(Photos and video via Miami Police)
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