Animal Care Services
Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210.207.6665 210.315.3130
Alfonso Rios, 210.207.6589 956.961.5782
SAN ANTONIO (May 1, 2019) - The doorbell security camera captured the sad scene as it unwound in front of a Northwest side home: A confused and scared pet seemingly abandoned after being tied to a driveway basketball hoop. It happened the morning of April 24th at a home on Pioneer Gold. Video of the brazen abandonment showed the individual dropping a small plastic bag of food next to the young terrier before tying her leash to the metal pole. The person appears to cast a brief glance backwards before walking down the street while the dog struggles to follow.
While the dog in the video is safe, Animal Care Services stresses animal abandonment is not only inhumane; it’s also against the law. Cruelty Investigators are seeking the identity of the individual pictured and urge anyone with information to call 311.
ACS reminds residents there is a wide array of community resources available for those not able or willing to care for their pets any longer. In addition to local shelters, area rescue groups and even individuals provide ongoing opportunities for people to humanely re-home unwanted dogs and cats. Depending on the circumstances, pet abandonment charges can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a State Jail felony. For information on this and other city animal laws, residents are encouraged to visit www.saacs.net.
Categories: City News, Animal Care Services Events & News
Animal Care Services Department
Phone: 210.207.4PET (4738)
Address: 4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX 78227
Adoption Center Hours:
By appointment only
(Last Adoption 30 minutes prior to closing)
Stray Intake: Call 311
Start the Owner Surrender Process