A man in Indiana is behind bars for allegedly throwing a small dog into a dumpster. According to WIBC News, the accused dog dumper, identified as Mark Hammond, told the authorities that he tossed the Chihuahua into a dumpster behind a Seymour grocery store because he was upset with the dog’s owner.
Hammond told the authorities that he had been tossed out of an apartment by the dog’s owner on March 8 – the woman also accused him of stealing money. Angry, the man decided to pick up the dog, who he claims followed him after he left the woman’s residence, and put him into the dumpster.
Fortunately, the dog was not hurt – a grocery store employee found the pup in the dumpster and called the police. The dog has since been reunited with his owner. Hammond’s behavior landed him in jail, facing charges for theft and animal cruelty.
(Stock image of dumpster via Pixabay)
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