Puppy tied up and dumped in the streets, search ongoing for suspect

Authorities are searching for a suspect who tied up a puppy and dumped him at a major intersection in Melbourne.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office posted a video on Tuesday night about the incident. Sheriff Wayne Ivey said that the puppy was tied up in a bed sheet and left at the intersection of Parkway Place and Wickham Road in Melbourne at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Thankfully, the dog was spotted and rescued by a Parks and Rec employee.

Deputies are searching for the suspect, who Ivey said is driving a small black sports car. In the video, Ivey said that "anyone who would do this to an animal would certainly do this a human." He went on to say that "I want the person in our jail."

If you know who dumped the puppy, please call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-TIPS or the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty Unit at 321-633-2024.

This story was written out of Orlando, Florida.

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