SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Animal control officers made a public appeal for information after a dog was found tied up behind the Moose Lodge in Springfield.
The dog was left with a note about the dog's inability to remain in her current home, animal control said on Facebook.
"The note identifies the dog as 'Heide', and she appears to be a Yorkie or Cairn Terrier mix," animal control stated. "Although there are many situations which require rehoming or surrendering an animal, tying the dog up behind a business in freezing temperatures with absolutely zero shelter is a criminal act."
Animal control would like to talk to anyone with information about the dog or the individual caught on camera in the area.
Officials responded to comments on Facebook by nothing that "the dog is ok and healthy thanks to the observant employees at the lodge, and she will be hanging out in our kennels until being transported to the 1st Avenue Shelter."