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Police search for person who left 3 dead dogs in dumpster

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A local animal control officer is calling it an "unthinkable act of animal cruelty" after three dogs were left for dead and tossed in a dumpster in Windham on Monday.

A necropsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

The three dead dogs, which were "severely starved," were found inside a dumpster at North Windham School at about 1 p.m., said Windham Animal Control Officer Joan Lamont.

Lamont said the dogs, which were a Yourkie, Boston Terrier mix and a small mixed breed, were dead at least a day when they were located by a school custodian.

"We don't see anything like this often here. This is an animal-loving community. We get upset when we see something like this," said Lamont, who was almost in tears. "I think it's horrific. I think it's inexcusable. There are resources out there that can help people in times of need."

Lamont said the dogs, who should have been between 6 and 12 pounds, were each about 2 or 3 pounds.

"Their nails were overgrown. They looked unkept," Lamont said. "We are trying to figure out what happened and who put them there."

One of the dogs has a microchip, Lamont said. 

Anyone with any information about the animals is asked to call the Windham Animal Control officer at 860-465-3087.

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