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Video shows dog abandoned in middle of Seminole Heights road

A video, posted Monday night on Facebook, shows a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of a Seminole Heights road.

The video, shot on a dash-cam video by Jerit Gaddis around 6:40 p.m. and posted on his Facebook page, shows the driver opening his car door, letting the dog out, and driving away on North Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The dog — described as a male fawn red nose pitbull weighing between 60-80 pounds — then stands in the middle of the road before chasing the car.

Gaddis got out of his car and called to him, but the dog instead ran away. Gaddis then returned to his car followed, but could not locate him.

"You don't deserve an animal," Gaddis told 10News WTSP. "I don't think you deserve a child if you have one, if you can be that heartless to just put an animal on the side of the road.

"As humans, we tend to them. … they depend on us 150 percent."

On his Facebook post, Gaddis describes the car as a four-door mid-1990s gold Chevrolet Cavalier.

Gaddis also wrote that he provided the footage to Tampa police, to determine if charges should be filed.

"Yes, we are aware of it," said Tampa Police spokesman Steve Hegarty said. " We got a call on it, but it is my understanding that animal control is on it. That would be under them."

Animal Control did not provide an update on the dog or the owner as of Wednesday morning.

A video, posted Aug. 7, 2017, on Facebook, shows a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of a Seminole Heights road. [Jerit Gaddis]

A video, posted Aug. 7, 2017, on Facebook, shows a dog running after a car after the driver abandoned him in the middle of a Seminole Heights road. [Jerit Gaddis]

Video shows dog abandoned in middle of Seminole Heights road 08/09/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:46pm]
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