FOX 35 Orlando – A Mount Dora, Florida woman says she was just trying to do the right thing, bringing a stray dog to the Lake County Animal Shelter.
Now, she’s being ordered to pay $500 after the county says she put false information on a form.
“I saw a stray dog in the middle of the road, picked it up, it was the 4th of July,” said the woman. “The last thing I wanted was for it to obviously be running loose on the most traumatic day to be a lost dog.”
The woman says she kept the dog for the night, since the shelters were closed.
The intersection where she found the dog is in Orange County, about a mile south of the Lake County border. [The county line is literally in her backyard, about 500 feet from her house.]
“It was down the street,” the woman said. “I could walk there and show you how close it was.”
When she dropped the dog off at the Lake County shelter, she filled out a form saying she found it there, instead of Orange.
The form did have a warning on it about the penalty for making a false statement.
In August, she was sent a letter telling her she’s being fined $500 for using false information … READ MORE.