Man Charged After Video Shows Him Cruelly Abandoning A Dog On The Highway

By Ryan Tronier
Man Charged After Video Shows Him Cruelly Abandoning A Dog On The Highway
credit: SPCA of Texas

A troubling story comes to a happy close now that the dog seen being cruelly abandoned below is happy in his new home, and the alleged perpetrator of the crime is being prosecuted.

The SPCA of Texas says a man, George Spears, 62, turned himself into authorities after surveillance cameras caught him abandoning a dog on the side of the road in Dallas, Texas.

Man Charged After Video Shows Him Cruelly Abandoning A Dog On The Highway
credit: SPCA of Texas
Man Charged After Video Shows Him Cruelly Abandoning A Dog On The Highway
credit: SPCA of Texas

The poor pup was ditched earlier in August before witnesses located and took the dog to Dallas Animal Services where she was recently adopted and given the adorable name KD by her new mom Reagan Henderson.

Man Charged After Video Shows Him Cruelly Abandoning A Dog On The Highway
credit: SPCA of Texas

"She is quite possibly the sweetest dog I have ever met. From the time we got home on Saturday to now, KD has brought so much love into my home already. She enjoys cuddling on the couch, watching tv, and going for walks around the neighborhood," the new dog mom lovingly posted to Facebook. "Thank you to the people who rescued her and to the SPCA who brought us together."

The SPCA of Texas shared the video of Spears pulling KD from a car and leaving her by the side of the road. Spears confessed to abandoning the dog, reports King 5 News, telling officials he was trying to help his sister who was no longer able to care for the pup. Spears is facing one count of cruelty to animals.

BREAKING: On Monday, September 11, 2017, Gorge Spears turned himself in to authorities after an arrest warrant was issued by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the SPCA of Texas earlier the same day on a charge of cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor, for abandoning a one-year-old female mixed breed dog near Teagarden Rd. at Dowdy Ferry Rd. in southern Dallas. Criminal charges have been filed against Mr. Spears. The crime was recorded by the cameras the Dallas Marshal’s Office installed in the area. This is the first time these cameras have captured an incident of alleged animal cruelty that has led to an arrest, and it marks the beginning of a close partnership between the SPCA of Texas and the Dallas Marshall’s Office in ongoing efforts to crack down on animal cruelty in the Dowdy Ferry and surrounding areas. The dog, later named Claira-Belle, was found by witnesses on August 5th and picked up by Dallas Animal Services in the early morning hours of August 6th. The SPCA of Texas received information regarding the case on August 18th and then began the investigation. Claira-Belle was transferred to the SPCA of Texas on August 22nd, and cared for before being adopted on September 9th. During the course of the investigation, the SPCA of Texas spoke with Gorge Spears, who on September 8th admitted that he dumped the dog, saying that he was trying to help his sister by getting rid of the dog because his sister was unable to control her. This admission led the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office’s and SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty Investigator to file the arrest warrant.

Posted by SPCA of Texas on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

According to the Dallas Morning News, the area where Spears allegedly abandoned KD is a well-known dumping area for pets and garbage, which is why the Dallas Marshall's Office installed the cameras that captured this heinous crime.