A Hartford resident faces animal cruelty charges after a dog was found frozen to death on Adams Street, according to Hartford police.
Hartford police said that on New Year’s Day a concerned neighbor reported that a pit bull mix had been left outside during the bitter cold weather. Officers responded to the home on Adams Street and found the dead dog chained inside his doghouse behind the home.
Police said the dog did not have any protection against the cold. The dog was about 3 or 4 years old and showed signs of hypothermia and other signs of neglect.
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The owner, who is incarcerated, is cooperating with police and said they had made arrangement for people to take care of the dog while he was away.
It is not clear but police said the dog may have been outside for a month. The dog was being kept in the basement before a pipe bust and then was moved outside.
Police said animal cruelty charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.