Heartbreaking scene as Tampa dog dumped out of car tries to run after his family

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In a heartbreaking video, a Tampa man recorded dash-cam footage showing a driver opening up his car door and pushing a dog out in a South Seminole Heights neighborhood. Jerit Gaddis posted the video onto social media Monday night, and his comments expressed his utter disgust while asking everyone to share the video to help catch this person:

“So this sorry piece of sh*t, thought he was going to throw his dog out and get away with it. Well you did it in front of the wrong person POS. I tried to catch the dog, but he kept running after the car. Thank God for my dash cam. I will contact every news station in town if I must. Waiting for police to come and receive the footage, license plate, etc. Don’t mind the music, it’s 90s Pop Radio lol
4 door gold chevy cavalier mid 90s
North Blvd and MLK

Fawn red nose pitbull- not neutered – Male
Approx weight 60-80lbs
Roughly 6:39 PM
Please share the post is public.”

Gaddis had been driving north on North Boulevard from River Heights Avenue when he spotted the Chevy Cavalier in front of him stopped on the road next to the Common Ground Christian Church. As soon as the car stopped, the dog was pushed out; apparently confused the dog tried to run after the car, but could not keep up. Gaddis tried to call the dog, but the animal was so scared he ran off.

When Gaddis called the police, they told him there was nothing they could do:

“Police just left; they said there is nothing they can do. It does not constitute as neglect or abandonment. I gave them the Florida Statue 828.12. They have transferred it to animal control for their determination,” he said.

But the Good Samaritan had no intentions of giving up, and when he called Animal Control, a more positive and reasonable explanation followed:

“…it  does violate the state statute I provided. I will have more information tomorrow. Thank you all for your caring and concern. ..Animal control just called and will be filing either felony/misdemeanor charges.
According to Fox News, on Tuesday afternoon, Hillsborough County Pet Resources issued a statement concerning the investigation:
“Animal Control officers are reviewing dash cam video of the incident taken by a nearby motorist. Anyone who has information on the incident or the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact Animal Control at 813.744-5660. Pet Resources officials remind anyone facing difficulty caring for a dog or cat that the PRC shelter on Falkenburg Road is an open admissions shelter and accepts all dogs, cats, puppies or kittens regardless of age, breed, size or medical condition. Abandoning an animal on the side of the road is never an acceptable option and could leave the owner facing animal cruelty or neglect charges.”
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Photo and video of Tampa dog kicked out of car via Jerit Gaddis on Facebook.
If anyone can help finding the frightened dog, it would certainly help to save a life.
19 replies
  1. Marsha Flynn Squibb says:

    WTF??????You can’t do anything? He’s got the miserable POS on camera!!!?At the least neglect,and cruelty!!!!!Just another reason to hate people!!!!!!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Jerit Gaddis you are a hero, thank you for not letting this go and turning a blind eye to this dog’s plight! I hope they are able to find this poor dog before he gets hurt.

  3. SLV says:

    Thank you for caring and not giving up!!!! I pray the POS who did this is caught and punished and the dog finds the loving home he so deserves. Karma!!!

  4. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I hope they find this poor, frightened dog – and that the monster(s) who dumped him get what they have coming!

  5. Animal Advocate says:

    Thank you for following through Mr Gaddis. I hope the POS gets indicted on a felony charge. I hope the dog is caught and can be rehomed. Poor dog. I’d like to take his /her former owner for a ride myself and throw him out with no cell phone food money water etc. and that’s being nice. I think these idiots deserve the death penalty personally!

  6. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Keep trying and plaster the information all over the internet too! Call radio stations too, the squeaky wheel gets the grease! Proud of you!

  7. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I hope you find who did this and take them out to the middle of NOWHERE and drop their stupid ASS off and see how he likes it!!!!

  8. Adrienne says:

    Possibly dog fighting and this dog wouldn’t fight, so bye bye. Hope they find this dog before he gets injured.
    Disgusting people we live among.

  9. Helen says:

    A real heartless POS that needs to be charged and thrown in jail. Its just heartbreaking to know the poor pup ran after the owners’ car. The dog must be so scared and confused as to why it was left behind on the side of the street. I pray this dog is found asap. Will share on FB

  10. Theresa says:

    I hope they find the dog it doesn’t get hit by a car to the owner I hope you get killed you fucking douche bag

  11. linda says:

    Dumb cops of course it constitutes neglect/abandonment. Guess they’re too lazy to be bothered about a dog that was pushed outside of a car.

  12. Nancy Raymond says:

    Thank you Mr. Gaddis for your attempts to catch this poor dog and for reporting the hunk of sewer sludge that dumped him. As for the damn cops, just another example of the lazy irresponsibility that seems to be part of the so called ‘protect and serve’ BS they promote – to ignore an innocent animal’s plight only shows how little they care about the defenseless. The good for shit so called ‘owner’ needs a fatal car crash – totally deserves it.

  13. Cynthia Como says:

    I first saw this on another site and it just broke my heart! But these cops are jerks! Last I checked abandonment of a pet is against the law is all 50 states! Now this poor dog is a stray and the life of a stray is so horrific,nothing but daily suffering! So my concern now is for this poor dog! So,so.so sad

  14. Sherry says:

    Mr. Gaddis, you are a hero and I am a fan. Thank you. The coward that pushed his dog out of the car is a despicable worm. Catch him and press charges for his callous cruelty.

  15. Darla says:

    The cop said it doesn’t constitute neglect or abandonment? WTF? It sure as hell does. Thank you to this Good Samaritan for helping. So glad he has dash camera video.


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