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Abandoned Dog Hit and Killed By Car in Maine

The dog was abandoned near a shelter on Monday

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine says a person abandoned a dog near the shelter on Monday evening.

According to a post on the humane society's Facebook page, the dog was found Thursday morning after it had been hit by a car a few miles from the shelter.

The dog did not survive.

The Lewiston Police Department has identified and interviewed the suspect responsible for dropping the dog off.

According to police, the case will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for review and a criminal charge is likely to be filed.

The Humane Society and police thank the public who sent in numerous tips to help identify the suspect. 

Many have taken to the Facebook page to share photos of their own pets to show their support for the dog that passed.

 
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I am so sorry for that pup. My dad rescued me from a dumpster 4 years ago and now I am a world traveler! I wish that big guy had gotten the same chance. Find that person please!!

Posted by Brady Jones on Friday, January 29, 2016
 
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Thank you for introducing us to our sweet Martha! Tomorrow will be one week since we brought her home, she is getting settled and coming out more to say hello! The kids are ecstatic!

Posted by Christina Lappin on Friday, January 29, 2016
 
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This is Cyhawk, who has traveled to Portland to visit Marcy's Diner (but couldn't go in) as he says a prayer for the abandoned dog that was killed. Please PRESS CHARGES when you find the scum.

Posted by Reed Julie on Thursday, January 28, 2016
 
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This is our other kitty, Maya, also adopted from GAHS. She is snuggly here because she is sick. But our animals are part...

Posted by Jackie Mador on Thursday, January 28, 2016
 
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My family rescued this little furball 6 years ago this summer. #Moonshine

Posted by Michael R Edgecomb Jr. on Thursday, January 28, 2016
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