Dowdy Ferry Road dog abandonment sparks outrage, probe

Dog abandoned in Texas sparks outrage, investigation (Image via WFAA screengrab)

Animal rescuers are demanding answers and cops are investigating leads after a video earlier this week caught a man abandoning a German Shepherd on the side of the road and stepping on the gas, leaving the discarded dog to give chase into traffic.

To the Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission (DFAC), which was established in 2015, this incident is emblematic of a long-standing problem on Dowdy Ferry Road.

Just a 15-minute drive or so away from downtown Dallas, the “remote stretch of wilderness,” as it was described in a 2016 Dallas Morning News story, “has long been down in the dumps.” Over the years, the land surrounding that stretch of road became the final resting place of human and animal corpses alike.

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