Abandoned Dog That Ran After Owner Hit by Car, Dies

Now the owner could face charges
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2016 5:40 PM CST
A screenshot from the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society's video.   (Greater Androscoggin Humane Society on Facebook)

(Newser) – Police say they expect to file a criminal charge against the person who abandoned a dog outside a Maine animal shelter, the AP reports. The dog ran after the person's car and was later hit and killed by another vehicle. The Sun-Journal reports police say they've identified the individual who left the dog in the parking lot of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston on Monday. The shelter has video showing the dog running after the car as it drove away. The Humane Society said on its Facebook page that after seeing the video, shelter staff started searching for the dog, but it was found fatally struck on a ramp to a bridge near the shelter Thursday morning. Police say they plan to forward the case to the district attorney's office for review. (Read more animal cruelty stories.)

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