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Woman summoned after abandoning Yorkie at shelter

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An arrest warrant has been served after a woman abandoned her dog.

Louisville Metro Animal Services said that on April 13, Samantha Playforth, 48, intentionally abandoned a male Yorkshire terrier outside of the shelter's gate.  

The dog was in a crate with no food or water. A note was attached to the crate that read, "I can no longer take care of Chi Chi. He has bloated belly and needs medical attention which I cannot afford."

Chi Chi had an expired rabies tag. LMAS said they contacted Playforth who admitted to leaving Chi Chi and she returned to the shelter to fill out paperwork.

LMAS tried to make contact with Playforth to cite her for abandoning the dog, but was unable to do so.

Playforth is facing animal abandonment charges.

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