Barrow County Animal Control officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who dropped a puppy out of a moving vehicle Wednesday on Lay’s Drive near Hwy. 82.
The puppy, a ten-pound lab mix believed to be between eight and ten weeks old, was not hurt during the incident.
A witness saw a dark blue Jeep Cherokee with tinted windows slow down as one of the occupants tossed the dog from the car. The witness said several people were in the vehicle which was driven by an unidentified female. One of the vehicle occupants reportedly waved at the animal as the vehicle sped away.
The witness recovered the dog and took it to animal control.
“We would really like to find the people who did this,” said Animal Control Director Jimmy Terrell. “The puppy deserves his day in court. This has become a serious problem in the county.”
Terrell said his department has experienced an increase in the number of dogs and cats abandoned in various areas of the county, usually near neighborhood developments.
“Hopefully someone will recognize the dog and provide us with sufficient information in order for us to prosecute the people that did this,” he added.
The puppy is currently available for adoption. Contact Barrow County Animal Control at 770-307-3012 for more information.
I'm so sick of this $@#$, this is around the 10th time this year we've had to deal with a dog being let loose on Lays Drive. The last dog was a pregnant pit bull who was so close to giving birth she wouldn't eat. This is becoming sickening and I'm tired of it. Don't get a $_@#$@ dog if you can't take care of it you ignorant garbage. Don't you EVER, EVER let me find you on Lays Drive, or ANYWHERE for that matter, getting rid of a dog on the side of the road or you'll have hell to pay. Lays isn't an animal drop off zone and neither is ANY ROAD!