Huntersville Police are now asking for help in identifying a driver who has been illegally transporting his dog from a loosely suspended cargo carrier behind his Jeep.
Several photos quickly spread around social media after local residents spotted the dangerous situation.
“It’s just one sharp turn away from hanging itself basically from its chain,” Lori Bennett told WCNC after spotting the dog.
Huntersville Police Department received numerous complaints over the weekend and posted the following images and description to Twitter;
“Owner identified, but not located yet,” HPD said Tuesday morning. “If you see this vehicle, or the owner, or know its whereabouts, please contact police immediately.”
We are aware of the below dog on the rear cargo carrier of a blue Jeep Wrangler and are actively investigating. Owner identified, but not located yet. If you see this vehicle, or the owner, or know its whereabouts, please contact police immediately. #HuntersvillePD #HelpLocating pic.twitter.com/YaReWPJFda
— Huntersville Police (@HPDNC) August 14, 2018
In the comments, they also note that, “there may be some type of sticker on the lower, right corner of the rear windshield”.
If you know who owns the Jeep and where they might be located, please call the Huntersville Police Department at (704) 464-5400.