- Connecticut, USA -
The Naugatuck Police Department is reaching out to the public for information after a male Siberian Husky was found wandering in Naugatuck with a chain embedded in his neck earlier this month.
On the afternoon of Monday, May 22, 2023, Naugatuck PD Sgt. Danielle Durette held a press conference during which she said that on May 13, 2023, three concerned citizens saw the dog roaming alone in the area of Platts Mill Road, which borders the Waterbury line. After they noticed the chain embedded in his neck, they lured him into a vehicle with some food and took him to Naugatuck Animal Control.
Sgt. Durette said the dog, who is estimated to be about 1-2 years old, has been named Justice. The Voiceless Victim appeared to be underweight and had difficulty walking.
Justice was later taken to Central Valley Animal Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the 28-inch chain that was embedded in his neck. Sgt. Durette explained that Justice was diagnosed with an abscess wound as a result of the chain embedded into his skin. “The chain was obviously attached for a significant period of time to have skin growing over it”, said Sgt. Durette. She went on to say that Justice was also diagnosed with a fever and poor body condition.
Sgt. Durette said police are “investigating every avenue of this case” and urged residents who live in the area where Justice was found, to check their surveillance cameras.
The nonprofit Desmond's Army Animal Law Advocates is offering a $1,500 reward for any information leading to a criminal conviction of those involved in this egregious crime. In a recent update posted on their Facebook page, they advised that Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue And Sanctuary, Inc. has pledged an additional $300 bringing the total of the reward to $1,800.
If you have any information, please contact Naugatuck Police Department at (203) - 720 - 1010. Thank you!
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