Posted in Doggies on 30. Nov, 2012
I just saw a story on the news last night and it’s a familiar one – dumping dogs at shelters. I wish people would understand that there is help if they cannot continue to care for their pets. Dumping them is not the answer and unfortunately, the holidays is the time of year when dogs get dumped left a right.
By Jennie Runevitch
In the past week, three dogs were abandoned outside the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Surveillance cameras captured all of the illegal activity, which could lead to hundreds of dollars in fines for the suspects.
The first incident happened to “Ginger” on Tuesday. A man was seen on security video driving up to the shelter, then getting out of his car with the dog.
“You see him carrying a crate, sets it down in front of the intake door, doesn’t ring the doorbell, gets back in his car and just leaves,” explained Christine Jeschke, Chief Operations Officer at the Humane Society of Indianapolis.
A few days earlier, “Delilah” was dumped in a training yard after hours, around 8:30pm. If staffers hadn’t noticed her, Jeschke says she could have spent all night in the cold, without any shelter.
“Again, not the most responsible thing, aside from the fact that this is illegal,” Jeschke said.
Then just yesterday evening, with a Rottweiler pup, it happened again. The abandonment in the parking lot was witnessed by surveillance cameras, shelter staff and a bystander, who was bringing a cat to the facility.
“I was actually going this way and I saw the car pull up,” Jeschke said.
“It was an older, kind of beat up silver car and a woman got out and she said (kiss) come on! Just like that and she got in the car and took off,” said witness Corinna Duncan.
“We both just stopped in the parking lot and said, ‘I can’t believe we just saw that!’ To leave an animal loose, we’re right on Michigan Road, rush hour at 5:00,” Jeschke said.
“Yeah, she didn’t even look back. The woman didn’t even care. It was just… ‘Here you go’,” Duncan added.
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