SOUTHINGTON - Police are investigating after a neglected puppy was found in Southington on Thursday.
Police said the puppy, a male beagle mix, was abandoned inside a paper shopping bag on the side of the road in the area of Empress Drive and West Center Street. The animal was lethargic and showed signs of severe neglect, according to police.
Animal Control Officers were called around 12:26 p.m. after a good Samaritan found the puppy.
The puppy has been taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.
Police said they have launched a criminal investigation into the matter. They are not releasing further details at this time.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact Detective James Armack at 860-378-1649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.