Fayette Humane Agents Looking for Dog Owners in Abandonment Case

Humane agents in Fayette County are seeking the owner(s) of two dogs, recently abandoned.

A Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS) agent and dog wardens responded to a vacated sleeping room on State Route 62, where two dogs were left behind.

A Washington C.H. Municipal Court bailiff reported the incident on January 14, after finding the dogs in the vacant room while serving an eviction. The two, one-and-a-half-year-old Pit Bull and Pit Bull mix dogs ran out of the sleeping room, where they were captured by dog wardens and transported to the Fayette County Dog Shelter to be housed.

According to FRHS, a humane agent made contact with the dog owners who claimed that they were stranded in Georgia after their vehicle, license, and other belongings were stolen. 

“The dog owners were unable to produce any documentation regarding their stolen vehicle and other property, because they didn’t report the incident to any Georgia authorities.” said Brad Adams, chief humane agent.

When the dog owners were asked why they didn’t report their property stolen, they told Adams they would go to jail for not having their license.

The two dogs have since been neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, flea treated, micro-chipped, and adopted into new homes, according to FRHS. As for the dog owners, charges of abandonment are pending.

(Abandoned doggo #1 Chaos, as he proudly poses for the camera)

(Abandoned doggo #2 is Riot, giving his best "please take me home with you" face)

“I’ve not been able to make any further contact with the dog owners since our initial conversation, so I am unsure of their current whereabouts.” said Adams “I do have a couple ‘welcome home gifts’ of abandonment charges waiting on them if they return or are found.”

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of 20-year-old Paige Chapman and 31-year-old Eric Dickson, please contact FRHS Humane Agents at 740-335-8126.

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