Dog aban­doned out­side Mis­sis­sippi shel­ter chases after owner as she drives away

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - News - BY ROBIN FITZGER­ALD

A tear-jerk­ing video shows a dog wag­ging its tail and chas­ing after its owner after be­ing aban­doned out­side a Mis­sis­sippi an­i­mal shel­ter.

The dog ran away and hasn’t been found.

The owner, a woman, first knocked on the of­fice door once but left no time for any­one to an­swer, said El­iz­abeth Jack­son, founder and di­rec­tor of the An­i­mal Res­cue Fund of Mis­sis­sippi in Jack­son.

“She could have put the dog in a crate we have on the side­walk, or she could have put it in a play yard we have on the prop­erty. But she just threw it out the back of her car and drove off,” Jack­son said Fri­day.

“We found the video and posted it be­cause the dog ran off, but we didn’t know it was go­ing to go vi­ral.”

The group’s Face­book post of the video had 8,000 views as of Fri­day, a day after it was dis­cov­ered on video sur­veil­lance.

War­ren said staff found the footage only be­cause they were try­ing to find out how long two dogs had been left in a crate in the cold out­side the shel- ter overnight. That video shows some­one aban­doned the two dogs Wed­nes­day night.

WE FOUND THE VIDEO AND POSTED IT . . . BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GO­ING TO GO VI­RAL.

El­iz­abeth Jack­son, of the An­i­mal Res­cue Fund

Shel­ter work­ers were look­ing for the miss­ing dog be­hind a brick­yard across the street, where the group had set up a trap to catch stray an­i­mals, when they found two pup­pies in the trap.

The shel­ter wants to get the word out that it has no room for any more an­i­mals, and needs ken­nels to safely house any more that come in.

She is ask­ing that peo­ple do­nate money as teams or groups so a $300 do­na­tion isn’t a large ex­pense for just one per­son.

Do­na­tions can be made by PayPal at [email protected]­cast.net.

The no-kill shel­ter also wants to find peo­ple to fos­ter an­i­mals un­til homes can be found for them.

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