At around 9:30 am on Sunday, the Humane Society of Louisiana issued a city-wide animal abuse alert.

A driver on French Street, near General Diaz in the Lakeside area, saw that the vehicle in front of it pulling a dog tethered to the side of its door. What the witness saw was described as a large black bulldog with a white spots on its paws and a white patch on its chest.

The witness notified the NOPD but because of how late after the incident, the authorities were not able to apprehend the dog from the suspect.

A second witness contacted the Humane Society later and provided additional information, which was then relayed to the NOPD.

Any one with additional information is encouraged to contact NOPD or the Humane Society of Louisiana at 1-888-6-humane.

More details to come.