Dog found abandoned in closet of vacant home

Police in Maine are searching for the owner of a dog that was found abandoned in a vacant home.
Police in Maine are searching for the owner of a dog that was found abandoned in a vacant home.(Caribou Police Department)
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 8:09 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2022 at 10:03 AM MST
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CARIBOU, Maine (WABI/Gray News) - Police in Maine have identified the owner of an abandoned dog found in a vacant home.

According to the Caribou Police Department, officers recently found a dog in the closet of a home that was recently purchased.

“As you can tell the pup has not been properly cared for in quite some time,” Caribou police wrote on social media.

Police asked on Wednesday for the public’s help in identifying the dog’s owner. They reported on Friday that the owner has been identified and police are in the process of locating them.

*We now have identified a suspect and are in the process of locating him. The dog is currently getting the care he...

Posted by Caribou Police Department on Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The department said the house has been empty for a while, and the animal hasn’t received proper care.

Authorities said the dog appears to have been left at the home while it was vacant, meaning after the previous owner left but before the home’s purchase.

Caribou police reported the dog is currently receiving the care it needs.