A dog in “very poor condition” was found abandoned in a bucket at a South Boston condominium building, city officials said Wednesday.
The older Poodle mix was found Tuesday night at the Court Square Press Building at 9 W Broadway by an animal control officer who was dispatched to the scene, the city’s Inspectional Services Department said in a statement.
The dog was taken to Boston Animal Care and Control Center in Roslindale, where the medical team named him “Matt,” the statement said.
“Matt came in severely matted, suffering from wounds related to the condition of the coat, he was infested with fleas, and maggots were found indicating that the dog has been in this horrific state for sometime,” the statement said.
Abandoning a pet is illegal. Residents who no longer can care for their pet should call the city’s 311 line, the statement said.
“It’s important for residents to know there are many resources available if you can no longer care for your pet,” officials said.
The incident remains under investigation. Animal control officials plan to meet with the building’s property management company to review video surveillance footage in order to gain more information “ . . . regarding the abandonment of this poor little guy,” the statement said.
Anyone with information regarding the abandonment is asked to call animal control at 617-635-5348.Alyssa Meyers can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.