A manager at the Humane Society of Indianapolis tried her best to save two abandoned dogs dropped off by irresponsible people. Early Tuesday morning, a petrified dog left on his own in the parking lot of the Michigan Road organization ran out into traffic and was hit and killed.
According to the Facebook page of the Humane Society of Indianapolis, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the manager was untying a small Yorkshire terrier mix from a fence outside when the white male pit bull darted into traffic.
"We're begging the public to ring the doorbell and speak with staff or contact Indianapolis Animal Care & Control for assistance", the organization stated earlier this morning.
"This particular incident will be tough to overcome. Our manager heard the car breaks (sp) and the collision. But we must stay strong and focused on the positive. There are a lot of animals that need our attention still. We hope by sharing the stories...good and bad....that we will make progress in our community. We do dream of the day that we are no longer needed though..."
It is illegal in Marion County to abandon animals. If found guilty, owners can be fined up to $200, but that doesn't solve the problem. A dog died on the highway through no fault of his own.
The surveillance video will be used to help identify the person abandoning the terrier. If you have any information as to the identity of this person, please call (317) 872-5650.
Rest in peace beautiful white dog.
The terrier is safe and will be available for adoption in the future.
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