Ditched Dog: Driver Reportedly Abandons Pit Bull Pup in Glendora

Puppy abandoned in the middle of the night is now in the hands of Animal Control.

have not located any owner information on a 4-month-old Pit Bull found abandoned in a carrier early Monday morning.

The brown puppy is reportedly in good health and has an excellent demeanor with people.

Police received a call from a resident at 12:08 a.m. that the driver of a silver Honda had dumped the puppy in the carrier at , 600 East Gladstone Street. After seeing the car leave, the caller reportedly approached the object and realized what was inside, said Lieutenant Rob Lamborghini.

"It's very, very sweet. It's a chubby little stocky thing. It appears that it was abandoned there, for what reason, I don't know," said Jolene Miller, animal control officer. "It's very docile. No signs of aggression whatsoever."

An officer picked up the abandoned dog and took it to the Glendora Police Station and it is now in the care of Animal Control.

Officials reportedly did not find any microchip divulging owner information. The puppy will eventually be taken to the Inland Valley Humane Society some time this week, Miller said.

Vanessa Kapusta July 31, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Please save this sweetheart. He deserves love that's all he wants to share. If I could take him I would. I'm in Canada. Would love to have him
Lou Irigoyen July 31, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I cannot understand why someone would just drop off a puppy like that. There certainly are many shelters for animals where this person could have taken the dog. Hopefully some loving family will take him and turn him into a friendly, loving, family pet instead of an aggressive monster like so many people make out of these dogs.
MellowMaverick July 31, 2012 at 05:58 PM
I don't understand people that just "dump" pets off somewhere...it's the lowest of the low. Sadly, taking them to a city shelter will most likely mean they'll be put down. Pits don't have a long life in city shelters, as a rule. But there ARE many "no kill" shelters around and there are organizations that will help find a place for unwanted pets. The people who dropped this puppy off were just ignorant of those resources or too lazy. Sad. If I didn't already have two dogs I'd take this pup in a minute!
Denise B. August 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
It is so disturbing. I got my labrador from the lab rescue after someone had dumped him off in the Angeles forest when he was around 1 year old. He was taken to the shelter, but no one ever showed up to inquire about him or claim him so we assume he was purposely turned loose in the woods.
Lois Sparling August 01, 2012 at 01:41 AM
It is so sad that any animal would be dumped--what an awful thing. But at least this puppy was left in a carrier preventing it from getting run over or harmed by a coyote. I hope this incident may prevent something like this from happening to another innocent animal. If you have room in your heart and home for a pet, please help save an animal's life by adopting from a shelter or rescue. I have two rescue dogs and they couldn't be sweeter--I think they know when you give them a second chance at life.
Jeanette S November 30, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Lois I agree with you 100 %. Sad story! We rescued a chocolate lab, many issues have worked out, she's a sweet heart! I hope this puppy gets a loving home. The breed isn't the issue it's how people! Treat animals, this will will make or break any animal. I hope someone rescue this puppy. For the person who dumped it, shame on YOU! U could have placed an add in the recycler free puppy and it wouldn't have coast you a cent! Or Pit bull rescue. I am sorry I have 3 wonderful spoiled dogs. I wish this puppy well. Great Christmas gift. Jeanette


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