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Dog found taped in box inside port-a-potty at Brookline construction site

The dog, believed to be a 5-year-old Corgi mix, was unharmed and stable but frightened, according to the MSPCA.

MSPCA officials say the dog, a 22-pound female Corgi mix, is in OK health but very scared after having been abandoned. MSPCA-Angell

Brookline police are investigating who left a 22-pound female Corgi-mix taped inside a box, which was placed inside a port-a-potty at a construction site on Colchester Street, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or MSPCA.

Officers found the dog, believed to be 5 years old, around 10 p.m. Thursday.

The MSPCA said the dog managed to free her head and two front legs from the box, which was for an O-Cedar EasyWring mop and bucket.

Officers brought the dog to the Angell Animal Medical Center, where she was evaluated by the veterinary staff. 

This is the box that the dog was found taped inside. It was placed inside a port-a-potty at a construction site on Colchester Street in Brookline. (MSPCA-Angell)

The dog was unharmed and stable but frightened, according to the statement. She is now resting at the MSPCA’s Jamaica Plain adoption center, where she will be held for seven days before being placed in a new home.

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The dog was not wearing a collar or identification tags, nor was she microchipped, according to the statement.

Anyone who has any information is urged to call the Brookline Police Department’s tip line at 617-730-2730 or the MSPCA’s Law Enforcement Department at 800-522-6008.

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