On Sunday April 21, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) removed a small dog, Zipper, from a vehicle in a West Seattle parking lot. It is alleged Zipper may have been in the car for up to six days. The SPD turned Zipper over to the Seattle Animal Shelter, where he remains, contrary to public perception that he has been returned to the caretaker who left him in the car. Zipper is happy, energetic, appears to be in good health, and is being well cared for by animal care staff. As with any similar case of potential animal cruelty, the Shelter has opened an animal cruelty investigation and will keep Zipper in custody until the investigation is complete and a course of action is determined.