Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Hampshire: Ronald Wiggin, 47, arrested after investigation into abandoned dog left tied to tree

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Police arrested a man following an investigation into a dog that was left tied to a tree and abandoned last month.

Police reported that Ronald Wiggin, 47 of Manchester, was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after he left a dog tied to a tree in Bow. The dog appeared to have been left for a lengthy period of time.

Wiggin was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 6th Circuit Court in Concord on May 15.

Police say the dog is doing well and will remain in the care of the Pope Memorial SPCA until the case is adjudicated.

ORIGINAL STORY (March 27, 2017)

Police are investigating a situation regarding an abandoned dog in Bow.

Police reported that early Wednesday morning, officers received a call regarding a possible abandoned dog on Vaughn Road. The dog had allegedly been left tied to a tree and appeared to have been there for a lengthy period of time.

Upon police arrival, the dog was resting inside the vehicle of the person who reported the incident. The dog was then take to the Pope Memorial SPCA in Concord.

The dog was scanned for a microchip, but police said one was not found.

The situation is still being investigated and if you or anyone you know recognizes the dog, please call the Bow Police Department at 603-228-0511.

(NH1 - April 10, 2017)