New Bedford Police Files Charges Against Two In Dog Abandonment Case

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New Bedford, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — New Bedford Police have charged two people after a video of them allegedly abandoning a puppy made the rounds on social media.

Police said the incident happened on Monday.

Video from a Ring doorbell camera on Allen Street captured what appeared to be a woman opening the door of an pick-up truck, releasing a dog onto the sidewalk, and saying "Take care, buddy," before getting back in.

One commenter claimed to be the woman in the video, and said the whole thing was a misunderstanding, but later deleted that comment. The video has notched around 650 comments and shares, and police called the response "overwhelming."

New Bedford Police charged two people on Tuesday — a woman, charged with animal cruelty, and a juvenile, charged with animal cruelty and witness intimidation.

The dog has been taken in by New Bedford Police Animal Control, and is in good health.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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