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The two dogs are now being cared for after being thrown out of a parked car. The Gulf Coast Humane Society says it is one of the most dangerous ways to get rid of pets.

We now learn that a 12-year-old mix of lab and terrier and a 2-year-old German Shepherd see what compassion and love are.

A video from a parking lot at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers shows where two dogs, Bertie and Omar, ended up after being thrown out of a parked car.

Shannon Palzer is the head of a shelter on the Gulf Coast. “It was somewhere here that a car was originally parked and the dogs came back. We have a little Bay behind, so we were able to keep the dogs there, ”Palzer said.

12-year-old Bertie and 2-year-old Omar were left on their property. “It’s scary. It’s scary to think you know that if they, you know, we don’t know where they are, we didn’t realize at first what it would be, so once we realized we had to lose stock on our hand. It’s … It’s hard to break your heart when you meet them and all that, but it’s definitely scary to be a witness, ”Palzer said.

Palzer told WINK News that giving up pets in this way could pose a serious danger. And it’s illegal. “We are on a busy road or anywhere you throw an animal when it is scared. They are afraid that it is inconvenient for them, ”Palzer said.

“But it’s also a dangerous thing for people we don’t know, these dogs, and as you can see, there are tons of dogs, customers, staff and volunteers around us, so it’s definitely a danger to all parties involved. Said Palzer.

So instead she shares the right way to hand over your pet. “If you need to get rid of your pet for any reason, you can pass them on by visiting our site, GulfCoasthumanesociety.org. There is an owner surrender form that you can fill out and we will contact you in a timely manner and schedule an appointment. So meetings are needed, because we need to make sure that number one, we have a place. Secondly, we have staff and shelter staff to meet the needs of the animals, ”she said.

As for Omar and Bertie, they returned to the Gulf Coast after being held at the Lee County Pet Service.

The head of the shelter says they are fine and will soon be available for adoption.

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