Animal shelter looking for owners of possible stolen dogs found in Holyoke

Hampshire County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center are asking for the public’s help on more information of three dogs they received over the weekend that may have been stolen from their home.

According to the animal shelter, they received two neutered male dogs and one female dog. They believe the dogs may have been stolen or people from outside of western Massachusetts are looking for them.

The people who allegedly found the dogs were driving from Haydenville in Hampshire County to Glen Falls, New York when they found the dogs on the side of the road on Route 187 in Holyoke. They also said the dogs jumped into their car.

TJO wants people to know they should never be ashamed of needing help.

“It’s not our place, it’s not our job to judge,” said Lori Swanson, supervisor. “This is not about persecuting people or getting people in trouble. If you can come to us and share your situation, and your concern, and whatever crisis you’re going through, we’re here to help you.”

The shelter said they need people to be honest so they can get as much information as possible, such as vet records, age, and allergies, which will help get the pet into a new home faster.

If you have any information on the dogs or who may be the owners, you are asked to contact Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center at 413-781-1484 ext. 2.

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