Dog Found in Cage on Side of Road in Hingham

Owner could face animal cruelty charges

After a dog was found in a cage on the side of the road Monday, police in Hingham, Massachusetts, are asking for help finding its owner.

The dog was found around 11:15 a.m. near 158 Downer Ave. It was locked in a cage with a blanket, a leash, food and some toys.

Neighbors called 911 when they saw the dog and wrapped him in a blanket. Nobody recognized him and nobody saw who left it.

"We've seen animals left and abandoned but not typically with all their belongings - that's rare," said Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth.

No microchip was found.

Area residents said they were shocked someone would abandoned the dog with plenty of shelters in the area.

"Somebody would leave a dog on the side of the road. That's awful," said resident Eleanor Connelly.

Police say the dog is in the custody of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Police want to know who the dog belongs to and say there could possibly be animal cruelty charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hingham police.

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