In a distressing incident at Pittsburgh International Airport, a small dog was discovered abandoned, tethered to a pole in a short-term parking garage. The heart-wrenching discovery came shortly after CCTV footage captured the same dog being walked through the airport terminal by an individual with a luggage cart.
Heartless Act Caught on Camera
The suspected owner, seen with the dog, believed to be a chihuahua, on a leash during their airport stroll, was later observed on CCTV without the dog, using a different type of luggage cart.
This pointed to the callous abandonment of the canine, suggesting that the man intentionally left the dog behind. Authorities suspect the individual in question was a ticketed passenger departing from the airport.
Police Investigation and Public Outcry
Despite the lack of a microchip in the dog, law enforcement is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this heartless act.
Police emphasized that there is no justification for abandoning pets and reiterated the importance of responsible pet ownership. The canine, fortunately found in good condition, was untied by responding officers.
Repeat Incident Raises Concerns
This incident echoes a similar occurrence in August at the same airport, where a woman faced charges for abandoning her French bulldog in a parking lot.
Unable to bring the pet on board without a crate, she left the dog unattended in a stroller. The dog, found healthy, was taken to an animal shelter, highlighting a concerning trend of pet abandonment at the airport.
Legal Consequences and Social Media Response
The individual responsible for this recent act of abandonment may face charges of animal abandonment, raising questions about the consequences of such actions.
Social media reactions underscored the severity of the issue, with many expressing disgust and concern for the welfare of the abandoned animals.