An Ohio man has been charged with abandoning animals after he allegedly left six 4-week-old, bulldog-mix puppies in a zipped suitcase, which he had apparently forgotten to take his name tag off.
A Toledo Area Humane Society officer filed two misdemeanor charges of abandoning animals against Howard Davis of Toledo, according to court documents. He has not been arrested.
Passersby found the pups on the street when they noticed the puppies’ mother sniffing the suitcase, said John Dinon, the executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society.
“Mom was not happy to be separated from her puppies,” Dinon said.
Davis has a dog license that matches the description of the female dog, Dinon said. But he denied to investigators that he was involved in the abandonment.
“He said he had given or sold the dog to someone in Michigan and that the suitcase, with his name tag on it, had been stolen,” Dinon said.
Davis could not be reached for comment.
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