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Abilene Animal Services “IDs” the woman videotaped dumping a puppy at the Humane Society



Abilene Animal Services Director Michael Bricker says after an investigation they have identified the woman dumping a puppy in the parking lot at the Taylor Jones Humane Society on March 5. KTXS is choosing not to release her name at this time because as of right now she hasn’t been charged or cited.

Abilene Animal Services tells us they are deciding on whether or not to pursue charges.

“We’re gonna build the case, and we’ve got her information. Obviously, we’ve spoken to her and Taylor Jones, and we have all the pictures and video,” said Bricker.

KTXS spoke to the woman Friday night and she said “I am deeply sorry.” Animal Services said she also apologized to investigators this week when they questioned her about the dumping. She claimed the dog was a stray and was trying to help find it a good home.

Bricker said the woman is from California where they have drop boxes at some facilities there where people can drop off stray or unwanted animals. But Bricker said there are no drop boxes at the Taylor Jones Humane Society.

“We told her it was the wrong thing to do,” said Bricker.

Taylor Jones Humane Society released a statement to KTXS about what they would like to see happen in this case.

“We at Taylor Jones Humane Society have thought long and hard about “Ford” the puppy being abandoned in our parking lot and feel that as long as the guilty party agrees to do volunteer hours at the city shelter we will not pursue criminal action. People have to realize there are consequences to their actions,” said Melissa O’Neil, vice president of the Taylor Jones Humane Society.

The puppy is doing fine and KTXS has been told he has been named “Ford” after the make of the vehicle he was in when he was dumped. Ford is up for adoption.