FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2015
Kansas City, Mo., Animal Health and Public Safety officers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the owner of an older-model turquoise pick-up truck that was involved in the abuse of a black-and-tan male Chihuahua near 8125 E. 74th Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8.
Witnesses at the scene observed an older-model turquoise pick-up truck throw a black-and-tan male Chihuahua out of the passenger side window of the truck; the truck then left the scene of the crime. The dog was rescued by Animal Health and Safety Officers, who immediately brought the dog in for veterinary care. At this time the dog is stable, but has sustained significant injuries to both back legs.
Residents with information about the truck, or its driver and passenger, are urged to call Animal Health and Public Safety Division Manager, Patrick Egberuare at 816-513-9803.
Media inquiries should be directed to City Communications Director, Chris Hernandez, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-513-3474.