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FRAMINGHAM – Two dogs left in filthy crates in high temperatures at a Framingham elementary schools “are resting comfortably in the care of animal control,” said Framingham Police spokesperson Sgt. Rachel Mickens.

The dogs were abandoned in those crates at Brophy Elementary School on the morning of June 29, when the heat index was close to 100 degrees.

Framingham “Animal Control and Police are investigating, but there has been no new information,” about the owners, said Sgt. Mickens.

“There is no video surveillance,” said Sgt Mickens.

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“One of the dogs appears to be a Shiba Inu type mix and the other appears to be a Pomeranian type mix,” said Police.

“Abandoning an animal is NEVER an option. Not only is it cruel, it is illegal in Massachusetts,” said Framingham Police.

“We are grateful to the Good Samaritans that reported the discovery of the dogs,” said Police.

If anyone has any information about these dogs please call Framingham Animal Control at 508-532-5870, said Police.

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If individuals “are unable to properly care for an animal, contact your local animal control or reach out to an organization like ARL of Boston or the MSPCA, there are always resources available,” said Framingham Police on Twitter.

“No decision has been made on whether they will be placed for adoption at this time,” said Sgt. Mickens, who added “Animal Control needs to hold them for a minimum of 7 days.”


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.