Fort Wayne animal welfare workers have asked for the public’s help after a dog was found in a crate abandoned in an alleyway.
Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control said Monday that a dog was found in a crate in the alley off the 1800 block of High Street on Friday. The male dog was in “good condition,” the shelter said.
It’s not clear where the dog came from or who left it behind. The dog is being cared for at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.
Anyone with any information about the dog is asked to call the shelter at 427-1244.
Last month, a 4-month-old puppy was found in a cage in a trash bin off East Masterson Avenue, south of downtown. It had signs of abuse and was blind. The puppy was later adopted.
According to Animal Care & Control Director Amy-Jo Sites, animal abandonment is something they rarely see.
“We really haven’t seen an influx of any kind of abandonment per say,” Sites said. “These two back-to-back cases are definitely a rarity. They are not the norm for us.”
If you are found guilty of animal abandonment you could face a fine from $100 dollars to $2,500 or even a misdemeanor.