A dog was taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter after a man abandoned it at Golden Gardens on Saturday.
According to KIRO, at 1pm, a man in a large black pickup truck let the dog out of a crate near the beach and drove away. A bystander stayed with the dog for about an hour until the Seattle Animal Shelter could pick him up.
It’s a crime to abandon an animal, the consequences for which could include up to a $500 fine.
Ann Graves, executive director of the Seattle Animal Shelter told KIRO that it’s “just so unnecessary” to abandon an animal — the shelter offers free rehoming services for those who can no longer care for their animals.
For now, the dog will stay at the shelter while authorities try to locate the man who left it at the park.
Photo courtesy KIRO