CUMMING, Ga. — A couple checked out of their hotel room, but left their bleeding dog, according to a Cumming Police incident report.
An employee of Sun Suites Hotel, 555 Lake Center Parkway, told officers they found Dec. 21 a bleeding dog running around the hotel.
When officers arrived, they said the black and white dog was visibly shaking and scared.
Another employee told officers he saw a couple packing up their car before leaving the hotel. He said the dog tried to jump in the car with them, but the couple would not allow it. Then, they drove away.
After checking the room the couple stayed in, officers saw blood stains on the bed and a bloody towel in the garbage.
Employees said the couple owed $84 plus a pet deposit.
Officers contacted the number listed on the hotel's rental agreement and spoke to the woman's mother.
The mother told officers her daughter and the boyfriend did own the dog.
The mother said her daughter also owns a horse that is supposedly not receiving proper care. Officers said Animal Control will follow up on this incident.
The dog was taken to Dr. Lanier Orr's office to receive medical attention. Officers were told the injuries were "more than likely a medical issue and not cruelty."
Officers will charge the couple with pet abandonment.