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Apr 15, 2016 4:47 PM

Owner admits to abandoning puppy by road, Mass. police say they're looking for new forever home

LITTLETON, Mass. — An abandoned puppy was located by Littleton, Mass., Police on Tuesday and now the 8-week-old pit bull is looking for a forever home.

The puppy was found wandering on Nashoba Road by a man and his daughter. They flagged down Sgt. David Leslie, who was patrolling the area at the time to let him know.

Sgt. Leslie brought the puppy to Littleton’s Animal Control Officer, Phyllis Tower, who will be making arrangements with a shelter that will place the puppy up for adoption.

After further investigation, police were able to locate the dog's owner, who admitted to abandoning the dog on the side of the road. A hearing for a criminal complaint has been submitted against the owner.

In the meantime the puppy is looking for a permanent home.

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