Jan 29, 2016 3:31 PM

UPDATE: Police locate owner of dog that was abandoned, killed outside Humane Society

LEWISTON, Maine - Police have found the owner of the dog that was hit and killed after being abandoned earlier this week.

READ: Dog hit, killed by car after it was abandoned outside closed animal shelter

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society said a yellow lab mix was "dumped outside of the Humane Society" on Monday evening, in the parking lot and drove away.

Staff and volunteers had been actively searching for the dog for three days before it was found hit by a car.

Police said the individual who dropped the dog off has been identified and interviewed.

The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review, police said, and criminal charges are likely.

Police said tips from the public and the publicity of the case helped lead them to the owners.

Here's security footage of the abandonment.

As you many of you know, our staff and volunteers have been actively searching for this dog that was abandoned outside of our facility on Monday evening. Unfortunately during our morning search the dog was found hit by a car near the off ramp of the bridge. A sad morning here at GAHS with the passing of this dog, but we are determined to figure out who dropped this dog off at our facility. If you have any leads, please contact Animal Control through the police department. Thank you to our staff, volunteers and members of the public who helped us try to bring this dog back to safety. You are all greatly appreciated.

Posted by Greater Androscoggin Humane Society on Thursday, January 28, 2016

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