A dog was found abandoned in a cage in Randolph. Police are searching for the owner.

“Totally unacceptable to leave your dog in a crate, in the dark, alone."

A dog found allegedly abandoned in a cage in Norfolk, Mass. Norfolk Police Department

Police in Randolph are looking for whoever allegedly abandoned a small dog in a cage on the corner of an intersection.

The dog was also allegedly abused, and “will require major surgery,” police said on Twitter.

The small, light-colored dog was found around 1 a.m. Monday at the corner of High Street and Scanlon Drive, according to authorities. It was someone who lives outside of Randolph who found the animal, which was turned over to the town’s animal control and shelter.

The dog, who has been dubbed “Skip” by animal control, was reportedly set to have surgery on Tuesday, officials said.


“Totally unacceptable to leave your dog in a crate, in the dark, alone,” town animal control said on Facebook.

Randolph police are looking to identify the owner, and are asking anyone who may know something to call police at 781-963-1212, or animal control at 508-528-3232, option 7.

Authorities also say that no official GoFundMe fundraiser has been created, and if there’s one posted, people should “think twice about donating.”

Skip is comfy at the vets tonight awaiting surgery in the morning. Folks, there are no approved GoFundMes currently…

Posted by Norfolk Massachusetts Animal Control and Shelter on Monday, July 12, 2021
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