A canine was dropped over the shelter fence on Sunday when its proprietor had to go to the hospital
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)
8/22/22, 8:55 p.m.
A supposedly deserted canine has been reclaimed from the Clark County Animal Shelter after the shelter says the proprietor had a ‘medical event’ that required him to go to the hospital. The shelter says a case like that is uncommon, nevertheless it’s blissful the one-year-old pitbull combine is house safely.
“Everybody just wants to make sure that the animals are safe and that they’re able to go back home with their owner when the time is right, especially if there’s a medical event,” says shelter director Adreanna Wills.
According to the Clark County Animal Shelter, a 62-year-old man dropped his one-year-old pitbull combine over the fence of the facility Sunday afternoon with out contacting the shelter first. Surveillance video from the animal shelter reveals the man dropping his canine over, then doing the signal of the cross and saying a prayer earlier than beginning to drive off. The video reveals the man stopping and leaving the canine’s harness hanging on the gate earlier than leaving.
The shelter says there’s a right way to surrender a pet and abandoning one altogether is against the law and might lead to jail time. Even in conditions like this, the place there’s a medical emergency and nobody can watch your pet, the shelter says to name, e mail or Facebook message to talk what’s happening.
“We deal with medical events, incarcerations, things like that all the time where we take temporary custody of an animal and then it’s returned to the person once they’re able to take care of it again,” says Wills. “But as far as an animal being abandoned with unknown circumstances and then somebody coming forward like that again, this is a first for me.”
The shelter says the man was embarrassed and didn’t understand what he did was flawed and requested the shelter to maintain him nameless. The Clark County Animal Shelter says it has gotten some hate since sending the pittie house however says he was in good situation and had a transparent bond together with his proprietor.
“We make all of our decisions with the best interest of the animals at heart and in this particular situation, we felt like that was what was best,” says Wills.
According to Clark County Animal Shelter, the pitbull combine is scheduled to be neutered in September so it would proceed to be in contact with the man and his canine.
8/22/22, 3:17 p.m.
The canine thought to be deserted at the Clark County Animal Shelter over the weekend truly wasn’t, in accordance to an replace from the shelter.
The man who tossed his canine over the shelter’s fence got here ahead and stated he suffered a medical occasion and went to the hospital however didn’t know what to do together with his canine — so he left it at the shelter considering it might be secure.
The shelter has since verified his story, and the canine is now again in the man’s possession.
The shelter added the man was shocked to find out about the information protection and that he had “committed a criminal act.”
“We feel confident he learned a lot from his mistake and hope the coverage will help others learn and keep it from happening again,” the shelter advised ABC 36.
8/22/22, 1:22 p.m.
The Clark County Animal Shelter says a canine was tossed over its fence and deserted over the weekend.
Staff arrived at the shelter at 9:45 p.m. Sunday to have a tendency to a sick pet being surrendered from the neighborhood once they found a canine that had been deserted, in accordance to a Facebook publish. After watching safety footage, employees noticed an individual toss the canine over their fence.
“This person made no attempt to contact us as they pulled up, dumped the dog and were gone within about 90 seconds. We have checked all emails, Facebook messages and answering machines to be sure no one left a message and this was a misunderstanding,” the shelter’s publish learn.
The shelter added that employees may be reached by any of those strategies, even after hours, and so they make themselves out there as a result of they care about the animals. Staff are actually asking this individual to contact them instantly to full correct surrender procedures and provides them info to allow them to discover this canine a brand new house.
The shelter stated they’ve a transparent picture of the license plate and the face of the one who tossed the canine over the fence and can proceed with felony fees if required.