September 15, 2017 14:25 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Heartless man abandons his dog and drives off in Texas

Gorge Spears, 62, is facing animal cruelty charges after he was caught on video abandoning a dog near Teagarden Road at Dowdy Ferry Road.

A man in Texas has been caught on video abandoning a dog and is facing animal cruelty charges.

The footage from August 4th shows the heart-breaking moment when Gorge Spears parks up on to the side of a road, pulls the dog out the car with a rope, abandons the dog there and then drives off.

The 62-year-old was captured on surveillance cameras installed by the Dallas Marshal's Office near Teagarden Road at Dowdy Ferry Road. The cameras were put in place to capture people in the area as it is a concerning location for abandoning animals.

Gorge Spears, 62, is seen getting back in the car after pulling the dog out

Gorge Spears, 62, is seen getting back in the car after pulling the dog out

According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas' Facebook post, Spears claimed his reason for dumping the dog was because his sister was unable to control her.

The SPCA of Texas said the dog was a one year old female of mixed breed who was found the following day and picked up by Dallas Animal Services on August 6th. 

The dog has now been named Claira-Belle and was adopted out on September 9th after being transferred to the SPCA.

Spears is seen getting out of the car after he has parked up near Teagarden Road at Dowdy Ferry Road

Spears is seen getting out of the car after he has parked up near Teagarden Road at Dowdy Ferry Road

He is pulling out the dog forcefully using a frayed rope and claimed he was dumping her because his sister was unable to control her

He is pulling out the dog forcefully using a frayed rope and claimed he was dumping her because his sister was unable to control her

He is captured on surveillance cameras installed by the Dallas Marshal's Office as he drives off

He is captured on surveillance cameras installed by the Dallas Marshal's Office as he drives off

Abandoned: The dog was picked up by Dallas Animal Services on August 6th named Claira-Belle

Abandoned: The dog was picked up by Dallas Animal Services on August 6th named Claira-Belle

Maura Davies, vice president of communications for SPCA of Texas said: 'It broke our hearts to see what happened to sweet little Claira-Belle,' according to Chron.

'She has found a new and loving home where she can live out the rest of her life.

'It is so important for people to report suspected animal cruelty. It's so helpful to have people contact us directly.'

After a warrant was issued for his arrests, Spears turned himself in to the police on September 11th.


 

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