SAN ANTONIO -- Animal Care Services plans to pursue charges against a man they say tossed a Chihuahua onto a busy street Friday morning.
The shelter employees rescued the tiny dog, who they have since named "Hope," as she ran scared on the access road of Highway 151. According to ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood, the man was caught around 8:00 a.m. Friday trying to leave the dog at the front door with a note and was told the shelter would not open until 11:00 a.m. and that he needed to come back then. Norwood said the man apparently then became angry. She said he went out to his car and acted like he was going to leave with the dog but then grabbed her out of the crate and tossed her over his shoulder.
The shelter workers were able to get the man's license plate number.
ACS officials said Hope was checked out by a shelter veterinarian and now needs a loving home.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering Hope or any of the other ACS dogs or cats who need loving homes, please contact ACS at (210) 207-4PET or CLICK HERE
to go to the ACS website.