A DOG that was spotted running around Andover town centre has been taken to the kennels in the hope its owner will come forward to collect it.

Test Valley Cops took to Facebook to share the news on Wednesday, December 6.

The dog was brought into Andover Police Station with cut paws.

The post on Facebook reads: "Earlier today, this dog was brought into Andover Police station with cut paws and was said to have been running around in the Town Centre.

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"The Dog Warden was unable to scan it for a microchip straight away, so has taken it to kennels.

"If this dog belongs to you, please contact TVBC to speak with the Dog Warden and hopefully it can be reunited with its owner."

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A comment on the post by Test Valley Cops continued: "Thanks for all your comments. Please be aware that it was two boys that brought the dog into the Police station after they found it running loose in the Town Centre.

"As previously stated, the Dog Warden was unable to scan its chip straight away so has taken it into their care until an owner is found. The Dog Warden is a professional who will ensure that any welfare needs are met."

Residents who know who owns the dog are asked to contact Test Valley Borough Council.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson was asked for an update.

They said: "The dog is doing well in kennels, and attempts are ongoing to find the owner, and to find suitable accommodation, whether that is a foster home or a permanent one."