A woman, accused of dumping a dog along a road outside of Springfield, Missouri, has been arrested. On July 13, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office alerted its Facebook followers that an arrest had been made:
Remember the lady who dumped “Hope” the dog on the side of the road?😪 She was arrested!
Ashley Nicole Devine, of Springfield Missouri, was arrested this evening and booked in the Greene County Jail for Animal Neglect and Abandonment (Class C Misdemeanor)
The viral video
Devine was arrested after Glenn Blake posted surveillance video of the dog dumping on social media – the video, which shows the dumped dog chasing after the vehicle as it drives away, quickly went viral. Shortly after the authorities reached out to the public for help to find the person driving the vehicle, an arrest was made.
The abandoned dog
The dog who was abandoned was eventually rescued. The female Labrador retriever mix, dubbed Hope, suffered burned paws and dehydration from being abandoned in the intense summer heat. Hope was turned over to Rescue One for care.
Read the original article about this animal cruelty situation at this link.
(Image via Greene County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)
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