A surveillance video from the City of Bartlett Animal Shelter in Tennessee shows a woman pulling up to the shelter in a pickup truck, and removing a dog in a cage and dropping him on the ground.
The video has gotten a lot of attention on social media, as the woman leaves the abandoned dog in the parking lot and quickly driving away.
The video, along with the following comments, were posted on the City of Barlett Animal Shelter’s Facebook page Monday: “Does anyone recognize this woman, dog or truck? If so, please let us know. We have a few questions for her. Thank you. I think we can all agree this is upsetting. Please keep foul language off this feed. It does not help.”
The dog, believed to be a 5-year-old, female Australian shepherd was terrified when shelter staff found her, but soon she was very sweet and friendly. While some commenters on Facebook believed the person dropping the dog off may have been saving her from harm, the shelter disagrees.
““Had the lady put the dog on the sidewalk, we would agree. However, our parking lot connects with the street where there are garbage trucks flying through here. She could have been hit in that cage,” they wrote.
Turns out the Barlett Police Department was able to track down the person who abandoned the dog, and the organization posted on their Facebook page that the dog could be adopted.
The Barlett police want to remind everyone that abandoning an animal is illegal. “If you feel the need to bring an animal to the shelter, please come inside so we can assist you and ensure the safety of the animal,” a spokesperson from the department said. There is never an excuse to abandon a pet.
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[Featured Image Credit: City of Bartlett Animal Shelter/Facebook]