Lake County Animal Control Looking for Owner Who Tied Dog to Post, Abandoned at Park

Lake County Animal Control wants information on whoever abandoned their dog at a park.

Village workers found the dog in Luther tied to a post with a sign that reads “free.”

Her water was yellow with bugs in it.

Bella is a 2 or 3-year-old Pitbull mix.

Lake County Animal Control says she was likely left there Thursday night or early Friday morning.

They want to make it clear: it is illegal to abandon an animal without making proper arrangements first.

They made an appeal directly to Bella’s owner saying, “Although you may have thought that this was a good solution for you, a better solution would have been to contact us to surrender the dog properly. No matter the circumstances, we would have helped you.”

If you know this dog’s owner, call Lake County Animal Control at (231) 745- 3079.