A man was caught on a traffic camera in the Dallas, Texas area abandoning his sister’s dog on the side of the road. He turned himself after Dallas-area media shared the video.
The video shows a man in a black sedan pull off the road, opening the rear driver’s side door, and removing the dog from the car.
The dog appears reluctant to get out of the car in the video, but the man tugs the dog out, and drops a leash or rope, gets back in his car and drives away without the dog, and the dog still attached to the leash or rope that he released.
The dog was later rescued and taken to an animal shelter.
Jorge Spears, age 52, turned himself in to police shortly after the video was shared publicly by media outlets. Spears faces animal cruelty charges.
Spears said he released the dog because his sister said she was having trouble caring for it.
The Dallas SPCA said it placed the 1-year-old puppy into a new home. The new owner has named the dog KD, and said the puppy is a wonderful addition to her family.
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