The owner of an abandoned 8-week-old pit bull could face charges after admitting he left the puppy on the side of the road earlier this week, according to police in Littleton, Massachusetts.
Police said a hearing for a criminal complaint has been submitted against the owner.
The puppy was found in good health by a motorist and his daughter. The two found the dog wandering around Nashoba Road on Tuesday, where they then flagged down Sgt. David Leslie, who was patrolling the area at the time. The dog was brought to Littleton's Animal Control Officer Phyllis Tower.
Arrangements are being made to put the dog up for adoption.
"The puppy was found in good health and has been placed in safe care until we can find it a forever home," Chief Matthew J. King said in a statement.