Naugatuck police are investigating what they say is a severe case of animal abuse after a dog was found in poor condition, with a chain growing into its neck.
The dog, a Siberian Husky, was found on Platts Mill Road, near the Waterbury line, on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13.
The people who brought the animal to authorities coaxed it to a vehicle after they saw that the dog was having trouble walking and had a 28-inch chain embedded into its neck.
The dog, which has since been named Justice, was taken to Central Valley Animal Hospital and the chain was removed.
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Justice suffered a wound from the chain and a fever and his body condition was poor, officials said.
He is doing well after surgery, but is still recovering and is not yet available for adoption.
Desmond’s Army is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to identifying whoever is responsible.
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Police are asking for help to identify the people responsible and they are asking anyone with surveillance images to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Naugatuck Police Department Confidential Tip line at 203-720-1010 or email email@example.com.