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VIDEO: Animal shelter wants answers about dog dropped over fence

The shelter wants to know who the woman is that dropped the Yorkie at 2nd Chance Animal Shelter (Source: WAFF) The shelter wants to know who the woman is that dropped the Yorkie at 2nd Chance Animal Shelter (Source: WAFF)
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BOAZ, AL (WAFF) -

Second Chance Shelter in Boaz is looking for a woman who dropped a dog over their six-foot tall fence.

The animal shelter posted the surveillance video to their Facebook page.  It showed a woman drive up to the gate, take the dog out, and drop the dog over the fence before leaving the scene.

According to the post, the drop-off happened Wednesday night just before 7 p.m.

They said it is a wonder the dog was not harmed by other loose dogs at the shelter.

"When you throw him over the fence like that, the dog's at risk," said Doug McGee of Second Chance Shelter. "It's not the best solution. At least call us ahead of time."

The dog, a Yorkie mix named Desiree, survived the fall and will be going to a new loving home this week, according to the Facebook page.

"We have dogs dumped a lot after hours. Some of them don't make into the shelter, and do end up on the highway, dead. We have also had other people throw them over the fence," they posted. 

Although they want to identify her, they have not decided what course of action they would like to take regarding the situation. They say you can call 256-561-2411 if you have any information on who the woman is.

Animal abandonment is illegal, but McGee said taking legal action isn't the best solution here.

"I know this lady was in a bind or she wouldn't have dropped the dog here. So we've got to try to walk a mile in everybody’s shoes and try to understand, try to come up with a better answer than what happened here. Hating is not the answer," he said.

Desiree has already found her second chance with a new family. She will get spayed Tuesday and go home later this week.

"She is the ultimate dog everyone wants," McGee said. "We've probably had 50 phone calls of people wanting her."

But McGee said it might not be the same story if she was bigger or darker colored.

"People would feel sad, but I don't think they would have adopted her," he said.

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