FRAMINGHAM – Animal rescue officials and police are searching for the individual who abandoning a pit bull on Route 9, after the dog gave birth to puppies.
The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston is asking for the public’s help in locating the puppies, and the owner of the mama dog.
Maisel, is 3-years-old pit bull, and is not microchipped.
“Information on where along Route 9 she was found was vague, and unfortunately, despite a thorough search, her puppies have not been located,” the organization said.
Maisel was found on Route 9 between Framingham and Worcester. She was emaciated and severly dehydrated, said the Animal Rescue League.
The League’s law enforcement think whoever abandoned the dog probably kept her puppies.
Framingham officials are working with the animal rescue to locate the puppies and find the person who abandoned the dog.
Maizel has gained some weight and proven to be extremely friendly, since it arrived at the League.
Abandoning an animal is a felony crime in Massachusetts, punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Rescue League’s Law Enforcement at 617-426-9170, or Framingham Animal Control at 508-532-5870.