Police look for puppy dumper

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 04:44 PM

The Monroe Police Department is looking for a person who has been dumping puppies in the city. 

A brown puppy was dumped on Griffith Road around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The person who rescued the puppy described the car as a black jeep. A black puppy was dumped on Church Street around 3 p.m. The person who saw the puppy described the car as a black van or sport-utility type vehicle. 

Both animals, Chance and Rookie, have since been placed into homes with the help of rescue groups like Project HALO and Furever Angels. 

Chief Debra Duncan is looking to the public for help. 

"We're asking for anybody with any information to come forward and let us know," Duncan said. "It is a crime. It is animal cruelty."

She added that anyone who would mistreat an animal could be hard-hearted enough to mistreat a child or anything else. 

"We're just not going to put up with it," Duncan said. 

Captain Beth Greene said to look for stray puppies, a black jeep or SUV or if they know someone who had puppies on Saturday and does not have the puppies anymore.

Anyone with leads can call Greene at 704-282-4722 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.