SHIRLEY — According to an announcement by Police Chief Samuel Santiago shared on the department’s Facebook page on Tuesday, police took a border collie away from its owner Tuesday morning due to allegations of abuse.
The dog’s owner faces criminal charges for animal cruelty. “Shirley Police officers served a search warrant this morning in the area of Great Road to retrieve a Border Collie/Australian Sheppard,” the Facebook post reads in part. The dog was “seized” from the owner and brought to a veterinarian to be examined and treated.
Asked for further details, such as how police were notified of the situation, Santiago said the call came from a neighbor.
The case is under investigation, he said.