In the middle of September, police in Connecticut found a large German shepherd locked in a crate with no water. The dog was transported to a vet for an assessment and treatment, while police asked for the public’s help in finding the dog’s owner.
Recently, the Enfield Police Department shared an update on the German shepherd. He was euthanized.
When the dog was found in an embankment in Enfield, Connecticut, the large male was suffering from dehydration. The dog appeared to be healthy, but police noted that after an assessment it was determined that the abandoned dog was “overly aggressive and beyond the tolerance level that was considered acceptable for a potential adoption.”
According to a state law, CGS 22-232(3), “when a licensed veterinarian determines that a dog is injured or diseased and that they are unlikely to recover, the dog is to be humanely euthanized.”
The police department expressed their deep regret over the difficult decision to euthanize the German shepherd.
“This was a professional decision made on the responsibility not only to our community but to the animal, who based on his behavior had led a difficult life at the hands of someone who clearly does not share our love of animals.”
The police still need the public’s help in solving this case.
This is so sad. I can’t help but wonder if someone could have helped this poor boy. I guess we will never know.
Rest in peace, sweet boy.