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Massachusetts Police Department sees abused and neglected dogs abandoned throughout the city



Photo courtesy of Salem Police

Police in Massachusetts responded this weekend after dogs that they believe were mistreated were left alone in multiple locations.

According to police, during the early morning hours on Sunday, the Salem Police Department received several reports of pit bull puppies being abandoned at various locations throughout the city.

Two dogs were recovered from the North Street / Federal Street area and 3 dogs were reportedly abandoned in the Proctor Street area; two have been recovered and one may still be loose.

Police stated that the abandoned dogs are malnourished, dehydrated, and show signs of abuse and neglect.

Salem Police are actively investigating this as a case of animal cruelty. The MSPCA has been notified.

If you have any information on the person or persons responsible for abandoning these animals, contact the Salem Police Department Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at (978) 745-9700, Salem Police Dispatch at (978) 744-1212, or the anonymous tip line at (978) 619-5627 – you do not need to give your name.

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