CCSO: Man wanted for abandoning three sick dogs at Safe Animal Shelter in the middle of the night

One of the dogs reportedly died on the way to an off-site veterinarian. Another suffered seizures.

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Last month, in the middle of the night, three severely malnourished dogs were dropped on the doorstep of Clay County’s Safe Animal Shelter, and the sheriff’s office is now working to identify the person responsible.

According to Clay County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, Oct. 7, around 1:00 a.m., a white male left the dogs at the shelter on County Road 220 in Middleburg. All three animals were reportedly in poor physical condition, primarily due to malnutrition.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect drove an unknown vehicle but was towing a trailer, which backed up to the facility’s front entrance and unloaded the animals. The description of the dogs are as follows:

1. Male Hound mix, approximately 8-years-old, with white and tan spots

2. Female Hound mix, approximately 8-years-old, with white and black spots

3. Male Pit-Bull mix, approximately 3-years-old, with black and tan spots

One of the dogs died while being transported to an off-site veterinarian. Another suffered seizures. The third survived.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective G. Winterstein at (904) 278-3697.

Samantha Mathers

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