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Husky dumped, fights for his life after hit by car

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

The Kennett Humane Department is needing help finding a man who dumped a Siberian Husky on the road.

Just hours after the owner dumped the dog, he was hit by a vehicle and lied in a ditch for nearly a day fighting for his life.

At first people drove by and thought he was deceased, Animal Control Officer Tena Petix said.

Luckily, a woman drove by the county road where the Husky was and saw him squirm.

Thats when we found out that he indeed was still alive, Petix said. We loaded him up and brought him to the vet.

On Monday, the husky had surgery and is now recovering from his nearly fatal injuries.

We know who the owner is, Petix said. Its just a matter of finding him.

Petix said the owner originally brought the dog to the humane department to surrender him.

I told him we were full and did not have enough space, Petix said. I asked if he could bring him back in a few days when we got space and he agreed to that.

Instead, the owner dumped him. Petix said they know who the man is; however, they need help locating him.

Charges are pending as far as that goes, she said. Animal abandonment is a crime in the state of Missouri. That is also considered animal neglect since the dog was injured as a result to the guys behavior.

Anyone with information can contact the Kennett Humane Department at 573- 888-4622

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