Justice for Abandoned Dog Killed by Car Outside Shelter

Target: Andrew S. Robinson, Lewiston District Attorney

Goal: Punish owner of abandoned dog to the fullest extent of the law.

The owner of a yellow Labrador retriever mix apparently purposefully abandoned her pet outside of an animal shelter in Maine after it was closed. Video surveillance appears to show the woman opening the back door to her van, letting the dog out and simply driving away.

Not only did she reportedly leave the dog outside in the Maine cold, but she left him without any kind of cage or kennel and also left him untied. She mostly likely saw him run after her car, yet she never stops. After chasing his owner, the dog was struck by another vehicle and left dead on the side of the road.

This death was unnecessary and avoidable. People that exhibit this type of behavior should not be permitted to adopt pets, because it gives them the opportunity to abuse, neglect or abandon them. Punishing this former owner will hopefully help her learn a lesson, and will set an example for those who are deliberating similar cruel acts.

The negligent behavior displayed by the owner calls for immediate indictment on animal cruelty charges. By signing this petition, you will be encouraging the district attorney to seek the maximum punishment for the heartless owner.


Dear District Attorney Robinson,

As you are aware, the owner of a Labrador retriever mix apparently drove to an animal shelter after hours and dumped her dog on the doorstep. After grossly disregarding what could happen to her pet, she reportedly drove away and the dog followed her car, as any loyal dog would. Later on, this poor dog was found dead, having been fatally hit by a car and left on the side of the road.

This tragic situation could easily have been avoided had the owner dropped her pet off during the shelter’s operating hours. This action suggests a complete lack of compassion or sympathy toward animals. That dog likely trusted his owner and felt loyalty toward her, which is why he went running after her when she drove away with him in her rear view mirror.

This kind of behavior warrants a mental evaluation as well as a proper punishment for recklessly abandoning and endangering her pet, whom was her responsibility. I urge you to pursue this case with vigor and seek justice for the pet dog that was so carelessly deserted by his owner. This death was completely and totally unnecessary. Please work to give the owner a proper and full punishment so that in the future we can hope this type of behavior is deterred.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mzelle Laure

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  1. There are no words for this atrocity–so sad for the dog who tried to follow his unworthy owner. Hope she is prosecuted to the full extent of the law!

  2. There should be a list, for abusers, cruelty convicts, and people who abandon animals, anyone who abuses animals should be on that list. It should be distributed to all places anyone can get animals, including breeders. These people should ALL BE BANNED FROM EVER OWNING AN ANIMAL, FOR LIFE. The listing of these people should be mandatory, and if anyone knowingly supplies an animal to one of these people, both the supplier and the abuser should be punished. Absolutely 0 tolerance for abusers. Let’s get active about stopping them.

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