By Dave Rudge For Mailonline
Published: 09:18 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:19 BST, 3 May 2019
Disturbing CCTV footage shows the moment two men take a dog from the back of their car and push the frightened animal over a 6ft wall into an animal shelter before driving away.
A surveillance camera captured the pair lifting the dog onto metal railings outside Seguin Animal Services in Texas and then shoving it to the ground when it struggled and refused to jump down by itself.
The callous men then calmly walked back to their vehicle and drove off, abandoning the dog in the dead of night.
The two men remove the dog from the trunk of an SUV outside Seguin Animal Services, in Texas, on April 25 at around 11pm
The callous pair then lift the terrified dog onto metal railing as they prepare to dump it
It is believed the dog's owner may have tried to avoid paying admin fees for leaving it at the shelter legally during opening hours. (Above, the abandoned animal)
Police are hunting for the suspects, seen fleeing the 500 block of Fred Byrd Drive in a light-colored SUV before heading northbound on Austin Street at around 11pm on April 25.
It is believed the owner may have been trying to avoid paying a compulsory administration fee for leaving the dog at the shelter legally during opening hours.
Heartbreaking video released on social media yesterday shows the two men checking the area outside the shelter for witnesses.
With the coast seemingly clear, they open the trunk and one of the men - pictured wearing a hat - lifts out a dog and carries it to the fence.
As it struggles, the second man steps in to help lift it onto the railings.