SHREWSBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Shrewsbury are asking for the public’s help as they track down the owners of a dog found tied to a bench near a shopping plaza over the weekend.

On their Facebook page, the Shrewsbury Police Department shared a photo of the dog found in the area of 1000 Boston Turnpike on Sunday morning, near the Christmas Tree Shops.

According to the department, the dog had been tied to a bench by his leash, with his owner reportedly seen leaving the area in a taxi cab.

The dog, appearing to be a German Shepherd, was described as being neutered and wearing a black collar with a chain leash, and having no microchip.

“If this dog looks familiar or if any information is known about its owner please contact the Shrewsbury Police Department at 508-845-4681 or Shrewsbury Animal Control at 508-841-8421,” the department’s Facebook page stated.

In the meantime, police said the dog is being held at the Worcester Animal Rescue League and is currently not available for adoption.

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