DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A small dog was reportedly thrown out of a car last night in Danville.
A witness reported the incident happened in the Ballou Park area around 8:15 p.m. Monday night, Dec. 23. The witness tried to locate the black chihuahua for an hour, but with no luck. The dog reportedly ran in the direction of a nearby McDonald’s.
The Humane Society said the witness was unable to get a license plate for the vehicle.
If the dog is found and brought to the shelter, the Human Society will give a reward of up to $750.
“If the dog is found, please bring him to the shelter so we can have him examined by a veterinarian,” the post said.
“No money will be given if the dog is not brought to us. We will keep him the stray time required by law and then find him a home where he will never again have to worry about suffering at the hands of humans. If you see the dog and are not able to get your hands on him, please call the police. If he is captured as a result of your phone call, we will still happily pay a reward,” the Facebook post concluded.
“Humanity is better than this. I have seen many things that people just have nightmares about. I am just so worried about that little dog,” said Paulette Dean, the director of the Danville area humane society. She’s also the court-appointed humane investigator for Danville and Pittsylvania County.
She says the person responsible for throwing the dog out of a moving car could face charges.
“Well it’s cruelty to animals and it’s now a felony in Virginia. It happens more often than we’d like to think. I’ve been here for 27 years and I have seen many many incidents like this. Sometimes the animal survives sometimes they do not.”
Dean works with animals like these on a daily basis. She says the humane society is an open admission public shelter with an after-hours drop off room.
“These people were about 8 minutes away from the shelter. We have a safe place where they could have put the animal and called us. So there was no reason for it what so ever.”
Anyone who needs to drop off an animal can take it there and call the number inside and someone should be here with the animal in about an hour.
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