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Two Chihuahuas Dumped; Need Loving Homes

FINLEY, Wash.--"I was in shock that somebody was, would throw their dogs out of the window," says Polly Bergman.

Just before this nine this morning, Polly Bergman watched as two Chihuahuas were tossed out of a blue pick-up truck near her home in Finley. She and her daughter, Rebeccah, tried to track the vehicle down but it was too late. Polly contacted Animal Control to see what her options were.

"Until they get a Leash law, abandonment law, any of that, like the ordinances that our three cities have, then no, there's really nothing we can do," says Animal Control Officer Angela Zilar.

The city of Finley doesn't have a Leash law, meaning stray or unwanted animals are left unprotected. Even law enforcement's hands are tied.

"If the animal is dangerous or what's called potentially dangerous, then we have the capacity to take the animal into custody through Animal Control, but barring that, the animals are on their own," according to Benton County Sheriff Deputy Joe Lusignan.

With four dogs already on her property, Polly cannot have anymore. But she is willing to care for the abandoned dog who already feels at home.

"She tries to protect it like its her own home," says Rebeccah Bergman.

The dog was lucky to have been left in the hands of an animal lover. Many aren't as fortunate.

"Help this poor little puppy because we can't him, we have too many dogs," says Jessica Bergman.

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