NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — Naugatuck Animal Control (NAC) is investigating after receiving a social media post regarding three abandoned animals on Saturday.

NAC says a complaint was made about a Facebook post of three kittens thrown in a dumpster across from the police station on Nov. 27.

Animal Control did not receive any formal complaint or phone call regarding the situation on that day.

“We have taken steps in attempts to verify the Facebook story, as well as the animals involved and the car that dumped them, by speaking with local residents near the area,” wrote NAC in a Facebook post.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact NAC at

Police are encouraging people who make posts regarding a crime or cruelty to contact 911 as soon as the event happens, or shortly after.