🔺 Couple charged for abandoning pup in Home Depot

🔺 The dog was found covered in feces

🔺 Police are caring for the pup


OLD BRIDGE — A couple has been identified and charged after police said they abandoned a dog in a store parking lot in the Middlesex County township last week.

Home Depot parking lot in Old Bridge (Facebook)
Home Depot parking lot in Old Bridge (Facebook)
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Surveillance camera footage shows the two individuals who abandoned a young, female Labrador retriever-type dog in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Route 9 on Friday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Old Bridge Police Department Facebook
Old Bridge Police Department Facebook
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They then entered the Home Depot and the dog followed them inside.

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Old Bridge Police Department Facebook
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You can see them here running away from the dog inside the store. The dog was wearing a red harness and covered in dry feces,” according to the Old Bridge Township Police Department's Facebook page.

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Old Bridge Police Department Facebook
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The couple was driving a black Ford truck that was pulling a black Griffin trailer. Later, the dog’s empty crate was found in the parking lot, also covered in dry feces.

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Old Bridge Police Department Facebook
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If anyone has any more information, please contact the Old Bridge Police Department at 732-721-5600.

At this time, the couple's names have not been released.

Police said the dog is doing well and is being cared for but she is not available for adoption.

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