Animal Control looking for 2 who dumped dogs (w/ gallery)

By the Herald staffSeptember 12, 2008 

Tri-City Animal Control is seeking information about two people who dumped off five dogs at the animal shelter.

A surveillance video captured images of two people -- a teenage boy and a woman who appeared to be in her late 30s or early 40s -- dropping off the animals between 7:20 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The video showed them backing their car up to the shelter and unloading the dogs from the hatchback.

The car's license plate was unreadable.

The people carried some of the dogs in crates and put all of the dogs into the shelter's fenced yard.

"No remorse. They don't look back," Poundmaster Angela Zilar said, describing the people. "The dogs in the video are at the gate going, 'What are you doing? Why are we being left?' "

The dogs are Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes, including one that's pregnant.

Whoever dropped off the dogs could face charges of abandoning an animal, a gross misdemeanor, Zilar said.

To see still frames from the video, visit

Anyone with information about the people or the dogs can call Tri-City Animal Control at 545-3740.

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