Animal abandonment is a crime. On September 16, a video of a dog running after his owner’s car went viral. Something similar just happened in the USA and a Facebook letter made it public.
Through a Facebook post, Danielle Cole addresses to the person who abandoned his dog the past September 16 on a road near to Allegan forest, in West Michigan. In the letter, Danielle asks: How could you throw your dog out like a piece of trash? The text has been shared 60 000 times:
“To the dirt bag that threw his dog out in the Allegan forest on 48th Street Friday at about 3:30 pm. Let me tell you what your dog went through, as you sped off your dog chased after you and ran has fast as his little legs would let him until his legs gave out and collapsed on the side of the road. My husband has seen this all happen he stopped to help your dog but the little guy was so scared that he ran into the forest and hid. Later that evening we went to look for your dog he was right where you left him waiting for you to come back, once again he ran scared for his life. Saturday morning I took some treats and my dog in hopes that he would feel comfortable enough to come up to my dog. Well, he was thinking about but then someone else stopped to help and he ran back into the forest. A couple hours later we were heading to the fair and I just couldn’t stop thinking about this poor little guy who was thrown from a car, lost, and confused so I decided I would take a bowl of food to him and leave it where he has been hanging out. Once I turned into 48th st there was a group of hunters, a nice family, and an older man trying to catch your dog. He was terrified but with patients and the help of a sweet little boy we were able to catch him. How could you throw your dog out like a piece of trash? This handsome little guy is so sweet and loving, he loves my kids especially my son, he likes my other dogs. I truly believe my husband was supposed to be running late that day so that he was able to see what you did. It’s just too bad he couldn’t get your plate number. You are a real scumbag and you will answer to what you did one day. Please share this far and wide so maybe the dirtbag will see this post.”