HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston police have released video in hopes you can help them find suspects accused of throwing a dog into a dumpster in southwest Houston earlier this month.
It happened on August 12 shortly before 1am. Surveillance video shows three males dumping the black and white Pit Bull mix into the dumpster in the parking lot of a U-Haul store at 8015 South Gessner. They then closed the lid, preventing the dog from getting out.
The suspects fled in a white or gray four-door sports SUV at a high rate of speed, say police.
The general manager of the U-Haul facility heard a dog barking when he got there later that morning. He opened the lid to the dumpster and discovered the dog inside. With the help of an employee at the South Gessner Pet Clinic, he was able to get the dog out of the dumpster.
The dog was checked out by a veterinarian at the South Gessner Pet Clinic, and an employee there found someone who adopted the dog.
Anyone with information on the identities of the three males or the dog is urged to contact Houston police at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.