The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking information about an abandoned Chihuahua puppy.
Around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, a large, white SUV with unidentified plates parked in front of a 7-Eleven on West Colorado Avenue. The driver opened the door, dropped the puppy out of the car, shut the door and drove off.
7-Eleven caught the car and the puppy on video.
The puppy was found by a customer and is currently in foster care.
Animal abandonment is a misdemeanor cruelty charge. According to Erin Carroll, the Humane Society's communications manager, the agency (which includes the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Pueblo Animal Services, Douglas County Animal Services and Centennial Animal Services) responded to 53,295 calls for service in 2010. Of those, about 8,300 turned into full-blown welfare investigations, and 1,300 of those were related to abandonment.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Humane Society at 473-1741.
And of course, even though this particular puppy is currently unavailable for adoption, lots of other dogs, cats and companion animals are always seeking homes. Visit the Humane Society's website for a list of available pets, including the super-cute, special-needs Chihuahua Peanut, who came to the Humane Society six months ago. His owners relinquished him to the agency because they were unable to care for him — something this SUV owner should have considered.