A man abandoned his dog alongside a busy road late at night in bad weather, but officers saw what happened and arrested him. According to the police report obtained, officers arrested 27-year-old Matthew Sanders around 11:30 p.m. on Breckinridge Boulevard in unincorporated Duluth.
Officers David Leigh and Joshua Bowie observed a vehicle pull off quickly and noticed a dog running after it. As the dog was running behind the vehicle trying to keep up, the officers pulled over the vehicle. The driver stepped out and had the dog’s collar in his hand.
The dog caught up and sat down near the driver as he was talking with the officers. The man said that he was getting rid of the dog since he would not listen. Sanders said that he was in the process of moving out of his apartment. The complex was going to charge him a pet deposit.
Sanders was arrested for Abandonment of a dog, Reckless Conduct, No Headlights, Tag Required, and Violation of the Georgia Leash Law. He was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail.
The white dog named Prince was taken by Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement and placed at the shelter.