A heartbreaking scene caught on video by a Good Samaritan on Friday in San Antonio, showed a woman dumping four dogs on a dead end street. The dogs did not want to get out of the car, and the woman recording the video could be heard pleading with the other woman to take the dogs to Animal Control Services instead of just abandoning them. Even after asking for directions, the woman continued to pull the dogs out of the vehicle. With all the dogs just wandering around in an unfamiliar setting, the woman left.
The Good Samaritan called 311, after telling the woman she fosters for the shelter, and there is a stiff fine for animal abandonment and neglect; which is a Class A misdemeanor. The woman has not been named.
The female suspect was not driving the vehicle seen in the video, and the driver of the car is not a suspect, according to the ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood. The suspect has since turned herself into authorities and went back to get the fourth dog, Animal Services were unable to trap.
“We share this information with you now for 3 main reasons:
1. If you are unable to care for your pets – please reach out to our organization. Dumping animals is ILLEGAL and there are serious consequences for this action.
2. These dogs have clearly had a very rough day. They appear to be friendly, seem to get along with each other, and most importantly, are in need of love and proper care. If you are able to open your home for at least one of these dogs by either adopting or fostering, please reach out to us.
3. If you see something, say something. We would not have been able to respond as quickly as we did if the Good Samaritan had not contacted 311 first. Always contact 311 and provide them with as much information as possible when you see any form of animal ordinance violation.”
Two of the dogs have already been adopted, and the other two are in need of temporary foster homes. If interested in helping, contact ACS via email at email@example.com and those interested in adopting can call 210-207-6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The dogs’ animal ID numbers can be found on ACS’ Facebook page.
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