The puppy was found by some kids in the neighborhood and rescued by Dalton firefighters who called police to investigate.
The puppy was found near the intersection of Needham Drive and Kammi Street in Dalton around noon on Wednesday.
The puppy was sealed in a box with markings from Doctors Foster And Smith Affordable Quality Pet Care.
The puppy is a female white and black dog, most likely a Jack Russell terrier. She appears to be approximately eight weeks old. Despite being sealed in a box with temperatures in the 80s, the puppy was healthy and playful once she was freed.
The dog was taken by Animal Control and turned over to a local rescue organization. She is safe.
Officers are hoping that someone will recognize the puppy and know who owned her or possibly know who owned the litter from which she came.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Officer Serena Martin at 706 278-9085, dial 9 and enter extension 240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Chattanoogan - June 8, 2017)