Caught on camera: Puppy abandoned in Alamogordo neighborhood

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE)- Some pet owner thought they were being sneaky when they dumped a puppy in the middle of a quiet street at dark, but they didn’t know there was a camera pointing at them. Now, people want to know who it is and if they will be charged.

A car pulled into a neighborhood just outside Alamogordo early Saturday evening. The driver slows down , opens the doors and dumps something onto the street.

That something was a Pit-Bull puppy. Rescuers believe he’s about 8-weeks-old.

The man who found him says he thought he was a neighbor’s dog.

He checked his security camera to see where the dog came from. That’s when he discovered this was no lost dog.

He contacted animal control and gave them the video.

Abandoning a dog is a misdemeanor crime in New Mexico but animal control says that in a case like this it’s hard to hold anyone accountable.

They say the video helps but because you cannot see the license plate or even the color of the car, it will be hard to find whoever dumped the puppy.

The puppy, who they’re now calling Bradley, is at Kayla’s Promise, a local shelter. Tina McIntosh runs the rescue and says there has been a lot of interest in Bradley and a lot of anger toward his former owner.

“It’s totally unnecessary; you have so many different avenues you can take if you don’t want your pet. To be dumped in such a way is just cruel and heartless and I will never understand that,” said McIntosh. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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