Two dogs and their four-week-old puppy were abandoned next to a dumpster in a Waterford condo complex. According to the town officials, the pets were left outdoors in a plastic crate in 90 degree heat.
“People are outraged,” said Robert Yuchniuk, the Waterford-Old Lyme animal control officer. “We’re having a very hard time keeping people civil when they are talking about this.”
A good samaritan found the dogs and turned them into the town’s animal shelter. Yuchniuk says if the dogs were outdoors for much longer, they could have suffered serious health complications, “if they don’t have water they can go into heat stroke with the temperatures.”
The animals are now recovering at the Waterford-Lyme Animal Shelter and starting Monday July 22 they will be eligible for adoption.