Dallas police and the Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission are requesting the public to help in finding the suspect who dumped a dog in southern Dallas along a notorious stretch of road.
In the CCTV footage, a man drives up and parks around 6:45 p.m. near Dowdy Ferry Road and Teagarden Road on Wednesday.
He is driving a white Chevrolet SUV. He comes out and opens the tailgate and a young, playful mix-bred German Shepherd jumps out.
Someone shouts at them from across the road. The dog responds, but the man who left the dog on the road ignores them and gets back into his SUV.
The dog was following him, but the suspect drove away, with the dog chasing south on Teagarden, narrowly avoiding being smashed by other passing cars.
“That was an intentional dump and he did not want to be caught. And he did not want that dog and he made that clear,” said Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission’s Jeremy Boss, whose cameras captured the incident.
The nonprofit has been occupied in this well-known animal or trash dumping area for a decade expecting its hidden cameras will help prevent these crimes.
“It makes me sick to my stomach when I see people that will take the time to take their dog, drive out here, and throw it out like trash like Dowdy Ferry is known for,” Boss stated.
Fortunately, the neighbors who had witnessed the man dumping and driving away from the dog captured the dog and kept it until Dallas Animal Services arrived late at night on Wednesday. The dog, a young German Shepherd, had a minor leg injury and rest fit.
Dallas Police confirmed to be searching for the man. This is considered a Class A misdemeanor.
“A crime like this is one of those that’s so random that we need the public’s help when they see something like, in this case, something suspicious, or they see an act like this taking place,” the spokesperson of the Dallas Police Department, Brian Martinez stated.
He also added “People that dump dogs, they have no conscience,” added Boss. “Either that or they have no brain. I don’t understand the logic in doing it.”
Other similar events were captured on the boss’s camera, one in November, which remains unsolved, and one a man in a dark sedan leaving a German Shepherd behind. The boss stated that the dog was hit by a passing car on the same day and his team witnessed the death while responding to it.
Dallas police and the Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission manage multiple cameras in that area. Those cameras, in perhaps the most notorious case, captured a man named Sebastian Acosta two years ago.
Acosta was recorded taking out two puppies from his truck along the Road. The video shows him getting back into the truck and driving away. The video helped to get a six-year imprisonment that included convictions for animal cruelty. The dogs had been led to death.
“That’s one of the thousands of stories that were lucky to be told,” stated Boss. “There are so many stories out there that aren’t told and these cameras help tell these stories of where these dogs come from” he added.