On Saturday afternoon, just down the road from an animal shelter, and close to an off-leash dog park area in Ballard, Washington, a man abandoned a dog. According to KIRO News, witnesses saw a man in a large black truck take a dog out of a crate and leave the dog near Golden Gardens Park.
Alone, but not alone
Though the dog was abandoned – he was not left alone. Thanks to a good Samaritan (another dog owner) the abandoned pup had company until an animal control officer arrived. The abandoned pooch was taken to the Seattle animal shelter – a facility where a responsible individual could have surrendered the dog, for free. Seattle Animal Shelter Executive Director Ann Graves commented on the abandonment, “It is just so unnecessary.”
It is illegal to abandon a dog – not to mention, dangerous. Dogs left unattended can be picked up by individuals with untoward intentions, or hit by a car.
The dog left in Ballard on Saturday is receiving care and the shelter staff will care for him until the authorities conclude their investigation into who left him.
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More: Dog found clinging to life after being shot and abandoned – the story here.
Yesterday: Red alert – senior dog is shelter’s longest resident and she needs out.
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