Puppy thrown over fence gets new home

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – The black and white pit bull puppy met her new owner Tuesday, a couple days after surveillance video was shared online showing a man throwing her over a fence in Ramona.

Bruce Phillips of Poway adopted the 6-month-old puppy named Dolly Tuesday from a Carlsbad animal shelter.

Surveillance video outside the Investigative Science and Engineering Inc. commercial building on D Street in Ramona captured an unknown man walking with Dolly, then throwing her over a tall chain-linked fence and walking away.

The video recorded the incident on Thursday, August 28 and an ISE Inc. worker discovered the abandoned dog the next day. She turned her over to San Diego County Department of Animal Services and posted the video to Facebook a couple weeks later.

A veterinarian examined Dolly and said she had no injuries. Authorities placed her up for adoption Tuesday and that’s when she and Phillips met.

County Animal Services spokesman Dan DeSousa said they are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the suspect should contact them at 760-966-3224 or Crime Stoppers 888-580-8447.

“The fact that someone would take such a sweet dog and abandon it by throwing it over a fence is unconscionable,” said DeSousa. “The Department of Animal Services would like to speak to the man in this video to ask him why he did such an act.”

If the department can identify the suspect in this case, he may face misdemeanor charges of animal abandonment and/or animal cruelty.

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