Southington police are looking for whoever is responsible for abandoning a puppy in a paper bag on the side of the road.
An animal control officer was called to the area of Empress Drive and West Center Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday after someone reported finding the dog inside a shopping bag.
Surveillance video from someone in the neighborhood shows a silver four-door sedan pull up near the intersection of West Center Street Ext. and Empress Drive. For about 20 seconds, it sits there and then drives away. On the ground, a small paper bag can be seen which wasn't there before.
The neighbor with the surveillance video said they have given it to investigators.
Police said a criminal case for animal cruelty has been opened.
Anyone with information about the puppy is asked to call Detective James Armack at 860-378-1649.