DPD Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

DALTON, Ga. (PRESS RELEASE)- The Dalton Police Department is seeking information from the public to help officers determine who abandoned a puppy on the side of the road sealed in a taped up cardboard box.

The puppy was found by some kids in the neighborhood near the intersection of Needham Dr. and Kammi St. and was later rescued by Dalton firefighters who called police to investigate.

The  female puppy is a white and brown dog, most likely a Jack Russell terrier, and was sealed in a box with markings from Doctors Foster And Smith Affordable Quality Pet Care.

Despite being sealed in a box with temperatures in the 80’s, the puppy was healthy and playful once she was freed.

The dog was taken by Animal Control and turned over to a local rescue organization and  is safe.

Officers are hoping that someone will recognize the puppy and know who owned her or possibly know who owned the litter from which she came.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to please contact Officer Serena Martin at 706-278-9085, dial 9 and enter extension 240 or email smartin@cityofdalton-ga.gov.

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