Authorities are searching for the driver of a black truck who abandoned three dogs at the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter on Tuesday night in freezing temperatures reported a post on the Top of Ohio Pets Facebook page.
The person opened the gates, placed the three undernourished dogs in one small cage with a small dog house and left. Top of the Ohio Pets does not have an after hours drop off area for unwanted pets. Anyone surrendering a pet is required to make an appointment; all pets are vaccinated and treated for any injuries and sicknesses at that time.
A surveillance video shows the truck pulling into the shelter and dropping off the dogs.
It is illegal to abandon a pet. According to Top of the Pet Shelter, anyone having an emergency, can call the posted phone numbers to the sheriff and local police department.
“Then they should have called the shelter and let them know the dogs were there so that they didn’t stay out in the cold all night. I agree, at least they can now be taken care of and given a better home but these men should have done more,” stated one Facebook poster named Nellie.
Looking for a special four legged friend? Why not visit the shelter at 2521 US Highway 68N in Bellefontaine, and give a dog or cat the best holiday present ever; the gift of life and love.
Anyone with information is asked to call 937-553-4277.
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