Brimfield police are looking for the pet owner who dumped a deaf puppy inside a box on the side of the road.
The blond-haired puppy was found Saturday by a passerby on Tallmadge Road near the Rootstown line. Police Chief David Oliver posted the puppy’s picture on the department’s popular Facebook page, which now has more than 26,000 followers. The site can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ BrimfieldPolice.
The female puppy appears to be a boxer and less than 8 weeks old. Oliver said he believes the puppy was abandoned because it is deaf. The puppy is now at One of a Kind Pets in Akron receiving treatment. It will be under quarantine for two weeks and eventually be placed for adoption. Donations are being accepted for her care.
“We figured the puppy was not ‘lost’ simply because ‘lost’ dogs are not left in a cardboard box on the side of a busy highway. To say I am aggravated about this would be a greatly minimizing,” Oliver wrote.
“I would imagine that someone either bought the puppy or was given the puppy and after realizing the puppy is deaf, did a thing which lacks extreme character: they put the puppy in a box and dropped it off.
“I am not an overly-sensitive sap. Dropping a dog on the side of the road is not the crime of the century, even if the dog is very young and deaf. I will say that I can tell a person’s character pretty well by seeing how they treat animals. Whoever did this lacks character, period.”
Oliver said Monday that the pup is still at the department and appears healthy. Oliver wrote that the pup is with an experienced ‘foster family’ and will be seen by a veterinarian before going to a shelter.
“If you are the person who dropped this puppy off, I am willing to speak with you about your error in judgment, if you call us first,” Oliver wrote. “If we have to find you, the time for talking will be with a judge.”
Phil Trexler can be reached at 330-996-3717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.