As many as 10 helpless dogs were dumped from one end of town to the other during the last several months in Manchester. The latest canines were found abandoned this weekend in bad shape with overgrown, matted fur.
Manchester Animal Control opened a case in hopes of tracking down the culprits, folks they believe might be rogue breeders. Animal control also released pictures of the badly neglected dogs to drum up leads in the investigation.
“It’s an absolutely terrible situation and it becomes infuriating because you’re putting these pets in situations where not only they may die, but they may also suffer,” said Ken Aldrich, director of Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine.
News 8 showed Aldrich the pictures.
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“They look like they needed a lot of care,” he said. “It’s a sad picture to look at.”
Aldrich told us dumping unwanted pets in today’s era is unnecessary because there are so many agencies willing to receive them.
“They need to reach out to groups that specialize in these things. There’s no excuse not to go through the proper channels to make sure these animals are taken care of properly and don’t have to suffer,” Aldrich said.
Manchester Animal Control said on its Facebook page many of the dogs found abandoned have been nursed back to health and placed in new homes. Aldrich stressed anyone caught dumping animals could face serious criminal charges and jail time.