Dog spotted atop tower at old Pillsbury Mills plant

A dog that appeared on the top of a northern section of towers of the abandoned Pillsbury Mills factory on the city’s north end has been in the sights of Sangamon County Animal Control for at least a month.

The yellow-colored mixed breed, which was sporting a collar and appeared to have recently given birth to a litter of puppies, was spotted on the tower and in a plant building connecting a southern tower on Monday.

Lt. Joe Phillips of the Springfield Police Department acknowledged that the department had been contacted Monday afternoon and responded to the scene. Phillips said he was in contact with Animal Control, which did not have authority to be on the property.

The dog in question had been spotted at various spots on the property in the past month and that Animal Control has tried to coax the dog off the property, Phillips said.

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