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Man Lies About Finding Dog In Trash Bag

Man Lies About Finding Dog In Trash Bag

On Friday KFAB News told you about a good Samaritan who said he found a black Schnauzer-mix in a dumpter near 72nd and Maple while cleaning out his car at a car wash. 

On Saturday Nebraska Humane Society officials said the man made the story up.  28 year old Richard Harrison admitted to NHS Investigators that he fabricated the story.  The Humane Society says they received a tip from someone who said Harrison and his girlfriend owned the dog.

Investigators say Harrison actually brought the dog to the Humane Society because he was having house training issues and was scared he would be required to pay fees and a fine for surrendering the dog and fees for not having the animal licensed.

Harrison received a citation because it is unlawful to lie to the  Nebraska Humane Society about how someone comes into possession of an animal.

The story, which was covered by local media and spread online, generated donations  from as far away as Australia for the dog's care.    NHS officials say there are no fees required for bringing in an unwanted pet.  A small donation  is encouraged, but not required.

Anyone who  made a donation based on the false story can get their donation back.

 

 

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