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Posted on: September 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] QAC Animal Control Seeking Info on Puppy Abandoned on Side of Hwy

Dog at AWL Websize

 Queen Anne’s County Animal Control is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed someone leaving a large dog crate and a 6-month old female shepherd mix, off the side of Route 301 south near Powers Lane, Millington. The crate and dog were found on the morning of Tuesday, September 24th and it is unknown how many hours it was there before it was noticed. 

  “If you witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious, please contact our office at 410-758-2393,” said Assistant Chief Lori Morris, supervisor of special operations at the Department of Emergency Services. “We need leads from the public. Somebody knows something or knows someone who once had a dog and now doesn’t,” Morris said, adding that her office has already received a few tips.

 Queen Anne’s County Animal Control Officer Meg Graven took the dog to Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County for a health assessment. The dog is being taken care of at AWL pending an investigation an eight-day stray hold. AWL is Queen Anne’s County’s no-kill shelter and the organization has an open admissions policy. People can take unwanted pets to AWL no questions asked. Morris said, “If a citizen needs assistance in relinquishing an animal please contact Animal Control our officers can help.”

  AWL has had many offers to adopt the pup, however the director posted, “She is on an 8-day stray hold. During these 8 days, we will not accept any adoption applications for her. On October 2nd when her stray hold is over she will have a medical assessment and behavior assessment before she is made available for adoption. Once she is available she will be posted on our website. Please check the website for adoption availability. We will not respond to any adoption comments, requests or rescue requests at this time. We are focused on finding her owner and working with Animal Control for her best interests.”

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