Dog ‘frightened, confused’ after being abandoned at Orange City park

in Volusia County News & Events


ORANGE CITY, Fla. – A senior female dog was rescued Wednesday after being left tied to a picnic table at an Orange City park, Volusia County Animal Services officials said.

Witnesses said a woman in a newer model motor home dropped the tan-colored pup off at the Valentine Park pavilion around 9 a.m. She left a blanket and water for the dog before driving away. Officials said it’s unclear if she was the dog’s owner.

The dog was wearing a black padded nylon harness with two leashes — one yellow and one orange — hooked together.

The abandoned dog was “frightened and confused” when Volusia County Animal control officers were called to collect her at the park on West French Avenue.