August 22, 2013 - Houston police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying three animal cruelty suspects seen on surveillance video throwing a live dog into a trash dumpster at 8015 South Gessner about 12:55 a.m. on August 12.
The surveillance video is posted on the HPD YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/klxqp93. A photo of the dog is also attached to this news release.
HPD Major Offenders Division Officer S. Hollifield reported:
Two unknown males accompanied a third male who threw a live black and white Pit Bull mixed dog into a dumpster in the parking lot of the U-Haul store at the above address. One of the males closed the lid on the dumpster, which prevented the dog from jumping out of it. The males then fled the scene in a white or gray four-door sports utility vehicle (SUV) at a high rate of speed.
The general manager of the U-Haul facility heard a dog barking on the property when he arrived at work later that morning. He opened the lid to the dumpster and discovered the dog inside. The manager received assistance from an employee at the South Gessner Pet Clinic and a clinic employee removed the dog from the dumpster about 2:30 p.m. The dog was examined by a veterinarian at the South Gessner Pet Clinic. Clinic personnel found someone to adopt the dog.
Anyone with information on the identities of the three males or the dog is urged to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.