Rolette Police: don't dump your dogs

Photo courtesy: Rolette Police Department

ROLETTE, N.D. – Police in the town of Rolette are warning against people abandoning pets after a man was caught dropping off a pair of dogs Tuesday afternoon.

Rolette Police Chief Joseph Kaufman said he caught the man dumping the dogs on the north end of town shortly before 5 p.m., after receiving a tip from the public.

Kaufman said that the suspect, Clayton Vivier of Belcourt, was cited for animal abandonment and given a $500 promise-to-appear bond. He’ll appear in municipal court on the B-misdemeanor charge Sept. 24.

In North Dakota, B misdemeanors carry with them a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Kaufman said the Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue made room for the two dogs.

If you feel you cannot properly care for your pet and would like to rehouse it, you are encouraged to contact your local animal shelter.

Photo courtesy: Rolette Police Department