Amy Cooper, also known as ‘Central Park Karen’, willingly surrendered her cocker spaniel, Henry, to a rescue group last month after birdwatcher Christian Cooper (no relation) filmed the woman alerting police by phone that she was being threatened by an “African-American man.”
In reality, he asked her to put the animal on a leash, per park rules in that area. Amy Cooper held the cocker spaniel up by the collar in the viral exchange.
On Wednesday, Abandoned Angels said on Facebook that it returned the healthy dog to Cooper. “We have coordinated with the appropriate New York City law enforcement agencies, which have declined to examine the dog or take it into their custody.
Accordingly, and consistent with input received from law enforcement, we have now complied with the owner’s request for return of the dog.”