Couple caught on camera tossing dogs

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Security cameras were rolling Wednesday morning as a car drove into the parking lot. A man and a woman got out, each clutching a dog.

Security cameras were rolling Wednesday morning as a car drove into the parking lot. A man and a woman got out, each clutching a dog.

LYTLE, TX - (WOAI) Lytle police need your help to track down the people who tossed two dogs over the fence of the city's pound.

Security cameras were rolling Wednesday morning as a car drove into the parking lot. A man and a woman got out, each clutching a dog.

"Before he throws the dog over, he actually gives it a kiss," Lytle Animal Control director Betty Kroeger says. "She hands him the dog. Boom. Right over the fence."

The couple escaped in the dark of night as the dogs scampered in fear. "They actually try to climb the fence, they're so desperate to get away," Kroeger says.

She says staff discovered the terrier mixes a few hours later when they got to work. "I guess I should be happy that they didn't dump them in the street," Kroeger says.

She says over the years, dozens of dogs have been thrown over the six-foot-high fence. One was injured so badly, he had to be put down.

"You just can't help but be so angry. So angry," Kroeger says. "Just the callousness of it. The coldness of it." She says it keeps happening because only city residents can drop off animals at the city shelter.

"There isn't animal care in Atascosa County," Kroeger says. Police don't know if that's why the people caught on camera took such drastic measures but the chief hopes you recognize their faces and call Lytle Police dispatch at (830) 772-3149.

"They would face animal cruelty charges for basically abandoning the animals," Chief Richey Priest says. "Pretty sad." The dogs are now safe and sound, but still so very traumatized.

"They need to know this isn't trash," Kroeger says while petting the dogs. "These are living creatures." Lytle Animal Control promises the dogs will not be put down.

You can adopt them once they go through full medical check-ups. Just call (830) 709-3832 to talk to the staff.

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