Lewiston, Maine: Man Who Abandoned Dog at Closed Shelter Has Been Located

Lewiston, Maine: Man Who Abandoned Dog at Closed Shelter Has Been Located

LEWISTON, MAINE – Officials said the dog was abandoned in front of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and was hit and killed by a car Thursday. Police have not released the identity of the dog’s owner.

Lewiston police say the person who dropped a dog off at theGreater Androscoggin Humane Society has been identified and interviewed.

Police have not released the name of the driver.

The story of the abandoned dog that was hit and killed by a car Thursday morning has been spreading across social media.

Officials say the dog was dumped in front of their shelter Monday evening, right after closing.  The dog was found Thursday morning after desperate attempts to locate it. Staff say the dog had been hit by a car near the off ramp of the bridge. Unfortunately, employees say the dog passed away.

“It is heartbreaking,” said shelter operations manager Zach Black. “The dogs body language, its tail was wagging, it seemed happy just to be outside and then it was chasing the car almost like when you leave your door, yard your dog may chase your car wanting to be with you.”

Officials at the shelter said the owner must have thought employees would see him and bring him inside. The dog was loose for three days before employees found him.

Police say this case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review and the filing of a formal criminal charge is likely.

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