LEWISTON, Maine — An Auburn woman who abandoned a dog outside an animal shelter last month has been summoned, according to the Sun Journal. The dog was eventually struck by a vehicle and killed.
The Sun Journal say Animal Control Officer Wendell Strout issued a summons Feb. 15 to 21-year-old Sarah Vye on a charge of cruelty to animals, a Class D misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail. Vye is scheduled for arraignment on April 6.
The Androscoggin County District Attorney’s Office filed a complaint in court Thursday against Vye, charging her with the misdemeanor stemming from the Jan. 25 incident in which Vye abandoned Abby, a yellow Lab mix, outside the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society at night.
The incident was captured by surveillance video outside the shelter, showing a dog being let out of a car. The car then drives off and doesn’t return. Abby ran into traffic three days later and was struck by a car and killed.