State Police Charge Two With Cruelty After Abandoning Dog on Freezing Cold Bridge
It's always nauseating to hear stories about animal cruelty. Especially when, most of us anyway, consider our pets to be our family. In most cases, we treat our pets as if they were an extension of our own children. So, when people go out of their way to be cruel to their pets, it absolutely infuriates the rest of us pet owners.
According to an article published from WGME 13, two people have been charged with animal cruelty following an incident that occurred back on the first of January. New Hampshire State Police say that they, along with a local dog trainer, were part of a rescue operation to get a dog off a bridge that had been abandoned there.
It's unclear whether the two people that abandoned the dog were it's original owners as the story indicates that they found this dog on the bridge before then abandoning it on the side of the road on Hogan, Road. The dog was then located on the side of the bridge on North Road in Shelburne, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire State Police said in part on their official Facebook page,
The dog was transported to the Woodlands Veterinary Clinic in Lancaster, as it was not equipped with a tag or identification. The dog was then transferred to the care of the Riverside Animal Rescue in Lunenburg, Vermont. After posting on social media, the owners were located.
Either way, police found enough evidence to charge both Jessica Allen and Travis Melton, both of Berlin, New Hampshire, with animal cruelty. The pair has since been released.