LORAIN, Ohio - A mother dog and her puppy were abandoned early Saturday morning at a Lorain animal shelter.
Workers at Ohio Pet Placement , on North Ridge Road East in Lorain, arrived at about 6:45 a.m. to find an emaciated dog and a puppy tied to a post on the shelter porch.
The mother dog had gotten tangled and was not able to lie down.
"I don't know how somebody can take their dogs and leave them and forget about them like that," said Devin Resseger. He and another worker found the dogs Saturday when they arrived for work.
Some speculate the owners may have left the animals on the porch of the no kill animal shelter in the early morning hours to avoid paying the surrender fee.
Surveillance video shows the dogs were dumped by a white, four-door sedan that pulled into the parking lot around 1:37 a.m. Shelter employees are trying to get a license plate number off the video.
Anyone with information about who may have dumped the dogs is asked to call Ohio Pet Placement at (440) 277-7400.
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