Florida woman abandons pit bull on busy street, laughs as distressed pet narrowly avoids being hit by vehicle

Anna Kist, 18, was charged with animal abandonment and said the dog belonged to her sister who could no longer care for the animal


                            Florida woman abandons pit bull on busy street, laughs as distressed pet narrowly avoids being hit by vehicle

A woman in Florida was arrested after she had abandoned her dog on the roadside and reportedly laughed as the dog ran into oncoming traffic chasing her car.

The woman, Anna Kist, aged 18 years old, was charged with animal abandonment.

The incident occurred in Eustis, near West Badger on Wednesday morning and was witnessed by local police officer Captain Todd Luce who had noticed the dog, a pit bull pup, being pushed out of a tan-colored car off of South Bay Street. 

According to Lake County Sherrif's Office's Facebook post, Kist was interviewed after the dog was recovered from traffic. According to Kist, her sister could no longer care for the animal and this was her way of getting rid of the dog. 

Captain Luce stated that Kist seemed to be amused at the whole situation, even when she was told the animal was almost struct by vehicles. He also noted that several vehicles had to swerve to miss hitting the animal.

Kist was arrested and charged with animal abandonment after Captain Luce pulled her car over and found no other passengers in her car. She was released on a $1,000 bond and the pit bull was released to Lake County Animal Services.

The Lake County Sherrif's Office also noted that the animal was severely malnourished but was in good spirits. Residents of Lake County are outraged at Kist's behavior and have posted comments asking the authorities to make sure Kist is not able to adopt pets anymore.

The Lake County Sherrif's Office's post also noted that the situation can be easily avoided and that this is "what the Lake County Animal Shelter is here for."

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