Pupdate: Abandoned dog featured in viral police video is adopted | Oklahoma


ENID, Okla. — Angel was “Enid famous” last month when a video of the Chihuahua mix being abandoned in front of Enid Animal Control posted to Enid Police Department’s Facebook page reached nearly 100,000 users.

The dog was found within an hour of it being tied to a sign in front of the building at Animal Control and later was taken by Enid SPCA.

Viral Facebook video shows man abandoning dog outside Enid Animal Control

Anyone with information about the man in the video can report an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, www.enid.org/departments/police or text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box.

Enid resident Malia Bachman said she was unaware of the pup’s plight when she adopted her from Enid SPCA on Dec. 26.

“We were just looking for a dog. My dad has dementia, and I thought he needed a friend,” she said. “We went out there and she was first kennel we walked across. She just stuck out and we didn’t know anything about her.”

Bachman said SPCA officials told her of Angel’s history, and she said she remembered watching the video on Facebook. She said once she got Angel home, the pooch adjusted well.

“She was real timid. She does not like leashes and she barks at men,” Bachman said. “She seems to be more comfortable with women. She seemed well. She seems fine.”

And when she got Angel home, “She fit right in. We went and got her a bed and she got right in it. She seemed to be right at home.”

Bachman said when it was decided to get a dog, she knew she wanted to get a rescue.

“I know there’s a lot of dogs out there that need homes and we had one,” she said. “I was just happy to give her a home. It didn’t matter where she came from.”

Video posted on Facebook: Man seen abandoning dog outside Enid Animal Control

This still frame from a camera at Enid Animal Control shows a man tying a dog to a sign and then abandoning the animal. The video was posted Dec. 20 on the Enid Police Department Facebook page and drew hundreds of comments. (Enid Police Department video)

Because Angel was abandoned, there were many unknowns, such as how she is with children. Bachman said she was happy to report that Angel gets along great with everyone.

“My grandkids visited soon after I got her. She is excellent with kids. They just love her,” she said. “She had to have been loved by somebody. She’ll just sit there and be content.”

Bachman said she has been taking Angel to support groups, where’s she been quite a hit. “She’s a good therapy dog.”

Bachman said she wanted to stress the importance an animal can have in a support group and the work of Enid SPCA that benefits local animals.

On Monday, EPD Capt. Tim Jacobi said the man seen in the video abandoning Angel has not been identified.

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