Two dogs and a young puppy were found by a dumpster outside a condominium complex in Waterford Monday.
The animals were found inside a small crate near 310 Boston Post Rd. by a Waterford resident.
The Waterford/East Lyme animal control officer is searching for the animals' owner, but if that person is not located, the dogs and puppy will be available for adoption on July 21.
On its Facebook page, Waterford/East Lyme animal control officer stated that "there is no justification to abandon any animal like this."
People were advised by the animal control officer to bring unwanted animals to a local animal shelter or a Connecticut Humane Society location.
Several people commented on the post and many were upset with how the animals were left out in the hot weather.
The animal control officer also noted on the post that people can visit the animal shelter between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to see the pets.
Police told Eyewitness News because of the conditions outside, which was in the 90s, and the size of crate, investigators could press charges against the owner.
For more information on the pet adoption process in Waterford, click the following link.
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