Video shows puppy left abandoned on side of New Bedford road

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – A New Bedford resident’s Ring Doorbell camera captured the moments a woman abandoned her puppy on the side of the road.

It happened on Allen Street. ABC 6 News spoke to the resident who owns the doorbell camera, who said it went off as a car pulled over in front of his home.

The video shows a woman getting out of the passenger side of the car and opening the back door to let her dog out. In the video, you can hear the woman say, “take care, Buddy”.

The woman then proceeds to get into her car and the silver truck shifts into drive and takes off. In the next moments, the puppy walks forward, tail wagging, and no car in sight.

The family whose Ring camera captured those moments said they started searching the neighborhood as soon as they saw the video, but weren’t able to find the dog.

New Bedford Animal Control is now actively searching for the dog and police are investigating.

People in the neighborhood told ABC 6 News they were saddened to hear about the video and hope someone finds the puppy.

“I think it’s inhumane, honestly to leave a dog that you signed on to care for just out in the open like that,” Jahir Rosa said. “It shows that some people don’t understand. It’s a responsibility; you’re taking care of an animal.”

Residents like Sean Pires say a lot of people got pets during the pandemic and probably weren’t prepared.

“It’s just a tragic thing to hear about,” Sean Pires said. “There’s a lot more dogs in the area than in the past.”

If you have any information, call New Bedford Animal Control at 508-991-6366.

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