Last of 24 Dogs Seized in Randolph Animal Cruelty Case Looking for Forever Home

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag and the Randolph Police Department report that the last of 24 dogs and puppies seized in an August animal cruelty case is currently up for adoption and in need of a new home.

Benjamin, a 2-year-old Pitbull-type dog, is currently up for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Benjamin was one of four dogs and 20 puppies seized on Aug. 4 after the dogs were found to allegedly be living in severe unsanitary conditions without adequate access to food and water. A Randolph man was charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty in the case.

All of the dogs were taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston at their facility in Dedham.

Since then, all of the dogs and puppies have been adopted by loving families, with the exception of Benjamin.

“When Benjamin arrived at ARL, staff noted that while extremely friendly, the young dog lacked socialization, focus, and basic manners. He was excitable, jumpy, mouthy, and reactive to walking on a leash,” said ARL spokesman Mike DeFina. “Over the past two months, ARL’s behavioral staff and volunteers have worked extensively with Benjamin, and he has made tremendous strides maintaining focus and working on his manners.”

ARL is looking forward to finding Benjamin his new home and is committed to providing behavioral council and advice for his new family once he’s home. To see Benjamin’s profile and for information about adopting him click here.

“I’m so happy to see that almost all of the dogs in this case have been adopted and are in homes where they will receive the care and love they need,” Chief Marag said. “Hopefully Benjamin finds his forever home soon and we can a fully happy ending in this case.”

 

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