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Naugatuck Animal Control investigating after dog abandoned at industrial park

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

WTNH| Dec 19, 2023 | by: Ellie Stamp 

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — Naugatuck Animal Control is investigating after a dog was found abandoned over the weekend at the Naugatuck Industrial Park.

The dog was found near a plastic transport crate in the roadway. Animal control employees believe the dog was in the crate for a long period of time as the canine and crate were both covered in feces.

“When we found her when we got out there, she was covered in feces and urine, pretty much soaked in it, ”Naugatuck Animal Control Officer Brittany Tooth said.

Naugatuck Animal Control is seeking help from the public to identify the owner(s) of the dog or anyone who witnessed the incident.

The dog is currently under the care of Naugatuck Animal Control officers.

“We want the best for her, we’re going to find her a great home,” Tooth said.

Anyone who has information on the investigation is asked to contact Naugatuck Animal Control at 203-729-4324. Confidential tips may also be shared by calling the Naugatuck Animal Control tipline at 203-720-1010.

Naugatuck Animal Control and the Naugatuck Police Department said they appreciate the cooperation and support of the community for their help in the investigation.

PETA is offering its own $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Demond’s Army Animal Law Advocates is offering a separate $3,000 reward.

“Someone confined and abandoned this dog, leaving her terrified and confused on the side of the road,” PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien said in a written announcement. “PETA asks anyone with information to come forward immediately, as other animals potentially in this person’s custody could be in grave danger.”



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