1 dog dies after 2 dogs abandoned at Humane Society of Indianapolis overnight
Abandoning animals in Marion Co. is illegal
Last Updated: 107 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - One dog died after two dogs were abandoned on Humane Society of Indianapolis property overnight.
A small dog was tied to a fence and staff members believe the other dog was abandoned in the parking lot early Tuesday morning.
A manager was working late at the shelter and was trying to help the small Yorkshire Terrier mix tied to the fence when she noticed a pit bull mix in the parking lot.
The pit bull was scared and ran toward Michigan Road, where he was struck by a car, officials said.
The dog passed away from his injuries shortly after the incident.
Shelter officials stressed that abandoning animals is illegal in Marion County and can be dangerous or fatal to the animals.
“Surveillance video captures activity on shelter property,” Christine Jeschke, IndyHumane Chief Operations Officer, said. “The public can face fines of $200 or more for abandoning an animal, but the safety of the animals is what concerns our shelter staff the most.”
Anyone who needs help for their animals can call the shelter at 317-872-5650 or 211 to discuss available resources.
Contact police with any information on the suspect pictured in surveillance footage.
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