Woman facing animal cruelty charge after abandoning puppy in Groveland alley, police say

GROVELAND, Mass. — Authorities have charged a woman wanted in connection with a case of alleged animal abandonment on Monday.

Groveland Police say the woman will be summonsed to appear at Haverhill District Court at a later date to face the charge of animal cruelty.

Her name was not released.

Officials say they responded to an area of Main Street around 3 p.m. for a report of an abandoned Australian Shepherd puppy. Officers took the pup to a nearby animal shelter and sought the public’s help in identifying the alleged perpetrator.

Police would like to thank the community for their assistance with this case.

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