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Three dead dogs found in a moving truck parked in Mattapan

Three dead dogs found in a moving truck parked in Mattapan

According to Boston police, three dead dogs were found in a U-Haul truck in Mattapan on Tuesday.

Police responded to the truck on Edgewater Drive, which had “a horrible smell and vermin inside,” according to the police report. The van was unlocked and had not been reported stolen, police said.

The van is said to have been parked in the neighborhood for at least a week

“For weeks until we smell something really, really bad, like a dead body,” a neighbor told WCVB, who reported that the dogs were pit bull mixes.

An animal control officer arrived and found three medium-sized dogs in the car. They were dead and bloated, the report said.

Boston police learned from several neighbors that they heard barking coming from the van during the Fourth of July fireworks display. One neighbor said he saw the dogs alive earlier in the week. Officials said there were no papers in the U-Haul to identify the renter.

Another neighbor said someone uses the truck for work and moves it every day. He said he saw the man with a dog on Monday, the police report said.

Police reported that animal control removed the dogs and the U-Haul was towed for investigation. The investigation is ongoing, police said, and anyone with information should call Criminal Investigation at (617) 343-5607.

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