Date: August 23, 2019
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On August 13, 2019 Hamden Animal Control Division responded to 670 Mix Avenue on the report of an “abandoned dog.”
A concerned citizen advised ACO Christopher Smith that he had observed a dog tied to the exterior of the apartment building. The dog appeared to have been abandoned.
Upon securing the dog in a crate, ACO Smith observed that the dog could not sit and that it was in a great deal of pain. Further observation revealed that the dog was suffering from a severe skin condition. The dog was immediately transported to the North Haven Animal Hospital.
Animal Control Officers were advised that upon examination, the dog was suffering from a skin condition, caused by either an autoimmune disease or chemical/thermal burn. In addition, both ears were infected and needed to be partially amputated. The dog was underweight and dehydrated. According to the veterinarian, the dog had this condition for “at least 2 weeks.” The dog is described as a “Yorkshire Terrier Mix”, approximately 3 years of age.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Control Officer Christopher Smith (203) 230-4080 or the Hamden Police Department at (203) 230-4000.
The Hamden Animal Control Division and Hamden Police Department would like to express our gratitude to “Running for Rescues” in Middletown who have generously agreed to assist with the veterinary care.