The Hingham Police Department in Massachusetts shared heartbreaking photos of an abandoned dog on their Facebook page whose owner left him in a cage.
The dog was found on 158 Downer Avenue in Hingham on Monday and authorities are hoping someone recognizes the dog, so they can identify his owners.
Police from the department wrote on their Facebook page: “Recognize me? This dog was found in this cage with blanket, leash, food, dog coat and toys on side of road near 158 Downer Ave. at 11:19am today. Had been there less then an hour. It had no microchip.”
In just one day, the heartbreaking photos garnered a ton of attention on social media and numerous people offered to adopt the abandoned dog.
Since being found, the dog has been taken to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, and he has no serious injuries.
It’s uncertain why the dog’s owners would give him up in this way, but it’s possible they were afraid the dog might be euthanized if brought to a shelter.
Regardless of the reason, abandoning an animal is illegal and cruel.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (781) 749-1212. If you’re interested in adopting the pup, please contact the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
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[Featured Image Credit: Hingham Police Department/Facebook]