WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - It's a face most people instantly fall in love with. But at least one person didn't love a cute little pooch who was seen being thrown out of a moving tan Buick box truck in the 700 block of Highland Drive in West Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon.
“If anyone sees this type of vehicle and can connect this type of vehicle with a dachshund mix type of dog that’s anywhere from 3-6 years old, then it would be great if they could call us," said Palm Beach County Animal Control Director Dainne Sauve.'
She added, “He will be up for adoption. There is already a significant interest in people adopting this dog. And he is quite adorable. So the question we have is, why would someone throw a dog like this out?”
Two other dogs are ready for adoption. Boss and King nearly starved to death in Belle Glade.
Sauve said, “We got there and the dogs that were in the shed…there were two that were living and one that was dead. The two that were alive were just absolute skeletons. It’s a really disturbing case because right outside this shed was a huge unopened container of dog food.”
The owner of the house was charged with felony animal cruelty.
Suave says the excuses are common. “The attitude is…it’s not my dog. It’s someone else’s dog. And the reality and the law is if that animal is on your property and you live at that property, you’re responsible for that animal.”
Boss and King are fully recovered and very healthy now. The two dogs are like brothers now. Animal Control would prefer keeping them together.
If you want to adopt the pair or see any kind of animal abuse, call the Palm Beach County Animal Control office at 561-233-1200.
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