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Workers recall moment they found puppy dumped in front of business; woman claims to be owner

Puppy dumped in front of Shreveport business.
Puppy dumped in front of Shreveport business.(KSLA)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 4:20 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On Thursday, Jan. 20, surveillance video surfaced of a puppy being tossed from a car and abandoned in front of Halco Production Machining.

Some workers at the Shreveport business noticed the pup after returning from a lunch break.

“So we went to lunch around 11 o’clock with some managers and then we came back. A car right here, I noticed a dog was underneath it really scared and cold. The Quality Manager Shane Smithers, I got him out here and he it took about an hour to get Buster [the puppy] acclimated, but we brought him into the plant and fed him,” said HR Manager Chauncey Howe.

After making sure the puppy was comfortable, an employee working as a machinist decided to give him a home and named him Buster.

“It broke my heart at first. I came in the parking lot, I saw the dog out here and it just looked lost and so he tried to follow me around a little bit and he wasn’t sure. So, I went inside and got a snack and brought him out and coaxed him over and fed him a little bit and just fell in love with him instantly,” said Larry Farmer.

After seeing KSLA’s coverage, a woman named Gigi reached out and claims the puppy’s name is Cowboy, and he was stolen from her. However, she says she did not report the dog as missing.

“He’s not chipped. I haven’t gotten to all that. We were supposed to be doing that this month. We’re supposed to get all his registration and vet everything,” she said.

Right now, Farmer says he will be in contact with Gigi.

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