Man tosses dog over animal welfare society's fence | News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- Workers at a non-profit organization committed to the well-being of animals are disturbed by images captured by their surveillance cameras of a man tossing a dog over their fence.
The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS) in Baton Rouge said the incident happened Saturday around 5 p.m.
It is asking for the public's help in identifying the man shown throwing the dog.
Volunteers said the dog is fine, but he was very scared when they found him.
They have named him Jimmy.
Staff members say the gate was unlocked, so throwing Jimmy was not necessary. They also added, if he really needed to get rid of the dog, he could have called CAAWS to get help finding a safe home for Jimmy.
There are signs posted around the building that say "Dumping Animals is a Crime."
"If you no longer can keep
your animal for whatever reason, there are ways to do this. Throwing them over
a fence is cruel and should not be tolerated by the general public," said CAAWS Board Member Glenda Parks.
They are asking people to share the photos and videos posted on the organization's Facebook page.
Staff members say Jimmy is doing well. He doesn't have any broken bones after the toss. He is being isolated from the other animals until they know for sure he is healthy. Once that is determined, Jimmy will be up for adoption through CAAWS.
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