COPS: Appears Someone Threw Female Shih Tzu Over Fence At Tri-County Animal Rescue In Boca Raton; Animal Cruelty Investigation Begins

Parker by staff at Tri-County Animal Rescue
A female Shih Tzu approximately six years old named “Parker” by staff at Tri-County Animal Rescue a short time after she was found.

BOCA RATON, FL – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 8, 2022, a volunteer at the Tri-County Animal Rescue, located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton, found a female Shih Tzu dog along the fence line, on the north side of the Tri-County Animal Rescue property.

According to authorities, the dog could barely stand, let alone walk. The facility is gated and locked at night. It appears someone threw the dog over the fence. The dog is not microchipped and had no collar. Veterinary staff said the dog, who they named “Parker”, is a female Shih Tzu approximately six years old.

Veterinary staff stated the dog has been neglected for a long period of time and required immediate surgery due to her condition. The Tri-County veterinary team performed surgery and saved her life. She is still in guarded condition, and is recovering at the facility.

The attached picture/video was taken a short time after she was found.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone who may know “Parker” or has any information on this heinous act of animal cruelty is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or you can remain anonymous by downloading the “PBSO” app for Apple or Android Smart Phones and using the “See Something” feature. The app can also be downloaded from

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