NEW HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) – This is a story that began with a “Report It” email News 8 received, describing a dog on Newhall Street in New Haven living in deplorable conditions.
News 8 did a little bit of investigating, and we found was a husky who isn’t afraid to say hi to those who pass by.
“He eat, he got water, he got a house,” said Harvey Ward, a neighbor.
But some who’ve come to know this furry pooch are concerned about the environment he’s living in. They say the spot where he can be found outside a home just isn’t suitable for an animal that many refer to as “man’s best friend.”
“That’s sad,” one neighbor, Annete Crenshaw, said as she looked at the dog. “I wish he had a better home.”
Not everyone in the community however agrees, instead it’s their belief this is one situation they feel has been blown out of proportion.
One neighbor, Harvey Ward, told us the people who own the dog treat him well.
“I’ve never known them to mistreat the dog,” said Ward, “They always keep it clean, comb it.”
News 8 tried to reach out to the owner but they were not home.
Officials with Animal Control in New Haven told News 8 they have received many complaints about the dog, but that it is their belief that he is healthy and overall is being treated well.
They did add that they have made contact with the owner, and are meeting with them on Saturday to discuss the situation because they have concerns that the tether the dog is tied to is heavy.