The dog had no idea what was happening. She chased down the car as her owner drove away after abandoning her. The incident was caught on camera.
Abandoning your pet is one of the worst things one could possibly do especially if it is a dog. Recently, a heartbreaking incident of a dog being abandoned by her owner in one of the worst ways possible was caught on tape. The incident took place last week outside a home in San Antonio, Texas. The owner looked around to see if there were any witnesses to the incident before tieing the dog outside a house and walking away. The dog tried to break free and follow her owner. She was left confused as she saw her owner casually walk away. Although there was no human being around to witness the incident, a doorbell camera captured every single moment. The video is very clear but the owner's face isn't exposed, making it hard to track her down.
The dog was later rescued by Animal Care Services. “In the video, you can see this little dog who looks like she’s going for a walk with her person,” Lisa Norwood, a spokesperson for Animal Care Services, said during an interview with The Dodo. The woman walking the brindle pit bull stopped in the driveway of a suburban home. She first placed a plastic bag with kibble inside, onto the ground. The dog sat down patiently and sniffed through the bag every now and then while her owner tied her up.
The suburban house had a portable basketball hoop and the woman tied the dog's leash to the metal pole while she sat there patiently, even wagging her tail in excitement. It was as though the little dog believed that the owner had a surprise for her or that they were out to play. She ha no idea that her owner intended on leaving her there, alone, waiting for someone to come and rescue her. Dogs are said to be very good at sensing our emotions but would probably never believe that their owner would ever abandon them.
When the woman starts to walk away from the dog, she stops wagging her tail and realizes that something was wrong. The dog’s happy-go-lucky attitude suddenly changes. “That happiness she has turns to confusion and then fear as that person walks away,” Norwood said. “She doesn’t know what’s happening as she’s being abandoned. She tries to get away — you can see her getting tangled up in that leash.” The dog struggles to follow after her mom, but she’s repeatedly yanked backward by the knotted leash.
In the footage, the dog is seen struggling to break free from the leash and run after her owner. She is seen constantly trying to run and jump in an effort to follow her owner even after she has walked away and isn't in sight anymore. The resident of the suburban house where the dog was tied up had stepped out to run a few errands. Luckily, the resident returned home not too long after the incident took place, to see a frightened young dog cowering in the driveway. There was no note or clue as to why the sweet girl had been left to fend for herself.
The pit bull was later taken to Animal Care Service's shelter where they named her Takis. She has apparently made quite an impression at the shelter. Everyone who has met the young Staffordshire terrier has been left bewildered as to why someone would give her up so easily. She has so much love and affection to offer. She is always excited to meet new people and is said to always be in a mood to play and spend time with people. She is also friendly to the other dogs. However, the incident has surely scarred Takis. It might take her some time to fully trust a new owner.
“Takis is the sweetest, most playful, wonderful little dog,” Norwood said. “She knows how to sit and she walks well on a leash.”
“We’re still trying to figure out why someone would do something like this to her,” she added. However, in spite of the circumstances she was faced with, she is still a popular pup in the shelter and is said to have a shining personality.
“She was in our kennels for about 24 hours when somebody walked by, saw what a sweet and pretty girl she was and put in an adoption application for her,” Norwood said. “A total stranger saw something in her that this individual clearly did not.
Once Takis has been spayed, microchipped and is up-to-date on her vaccinations, she will be ready to find her forever home. In the meantime, investigators are still searching for the woman from the video. They hope that releasing the footage to the public might encourage someone to call in with a tip.