Surveillance camera videos man abandoning box of emaciated puppies in parking lot

On May 31, at approximately 7:00 p.m. surveillance cameras for a business in St. Elmo, Tennessee showed two people in a bright blue new Dodge Ram 1500 truck stop in a parking lot. The blue truck pulls to the end of the lot and stops at the entrance to the building. One of the occupants opens the door on the passenger side, goes to the back of the bed of the truck, picks up a cardboard box and then places it down. He then hurries back into the truck and takes off.

According to the McKamey Animal Center, two emaciated Plott hounds. In a statement to NewsChannel 9, Jamie McLoon, executive director of the rescue organization stated:

“The video, certainly, demonstrated that there were individuals that had unloaded this box of puppies at this business… “the dogs are under treatment right now at the veterinary clinic… they are alive and they are being treated. We see more puppies getting abandoned in the summertime. Often, they’re not injured or ill, they’re just surplus that people wanted to get rid of.”

Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the individuals. 

“Animal Abandonment is against the law and in this case the animals were in extremely poor condition and needed immediate veterinary care.
. § 39-14-202. Cruelty to animals (3) An offense under subdivision (f)(2) is a Class B misdemeanor. (g)(1) Cruelty to animals is a Class A misdemeanor. (2) A second or subsequent conviction for cruelty to animals is a Class E felony. (3) Violation of any prohibition or restriction imposed by the sentencing court pursuant to subdivision (e) is a Class A misdemeanor.”

If you have any information on these individuals please contact McKamey Animal Center at 423- 305-6500.  You can also leave tips anonymously at 423-305-6508 or email jmcaloon@mckameyanimalcenter.org.

(Photos from surveillance camera via McKamey Animal Center and Channel 9 News)

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The video can be viewed here. Do you recognize this vehicle or the people in the truck?

Do you recognize these two people who are driving a bright blue new model Dodge Ram 1500 truck? They are seen in this video abandoning a box of emaciated, sick puppies in the parking lot of a business in St. Elmo on May 31st at approximately 7 pm. If you have any information on these individuals please contact McKamey Animal Center at 423- 305-6500. Please help us find these persons by repeating this on your FB as well. You can also leave tips anonymously at 423-305-6508 or email jmcaloon@mckameyanimalcenter.org. Animal Abandonment is against the law and in this case the animals were in extremely poor condition and needed immediate veterinary care. . § 39-14-202. Cruelty to animals (3) An offense under subdivision (f)(2) is a Class B misdemeanor. (g)(1) Cruelty to animals is a Class A misdemeanor. (2) A second or subsequent conviction for cruelty to animals is a Class E felony. (3) Violation of any prohibition or restriction imposed by the sentencing court pursuant to subdivision (e) is a Class A misdemeanor

Posted by McKamey Animal Center on Saturday, June 3, 2017