BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — At 10 p.m. Thursday night, a 22-lb female Corgi-mix was found taped inside a box that was placed inside a portable toilet at a construction site on Colchester Street in Brookline. According to Brookline Police, when officers arrived on scene the dog had partially freed herself, sticking her two front legs out from the box.
After the trapped animal was freed by police, she was brought over to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center where she was evaluated by veterinarian staff. Officials said that though the dog was frightened, she was unharmed and stable. Police said the freed canine rests at the MSPCA's adoption center in Jamaica Plain where she will be held for a mandatory seven-day stray hold, after which the MSPCA will work to place her into a new home.
In terms of locating the owner, police said that it may be more difficult as the dog was not wearing a collar, identification tags, nor was she microchipped. The box the dog was trapped in was for an O-Cedar EasyWring mop and bucket, police said.
The Brookline Police Department said they are leading the investigation, and asked that anyone with information call the Brookline Police tip line or the MSPCA's Law Enforcement Department. Police also requested that residents of Colchester Street check any home security systems for footage related to the Thursday night incident.