Bridgeport Animal Control investigates neglected dog dumped on side of road in plastic tub

Bridgeport Animal Control is trying to find out who dumped a dog on the side of the road in a plastic tub taped shut.

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2020, 2:01 PM

Updated 1,299 days ago

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Bridgeport Animal Control is trying to find out who dumped a dog on the side of the road in a plastic tub taped shut.
Workers at Cedar Marina and South on Bostwick Cantina & Grille arrived around 6 a.m. last Tuesday to find a plastic bin dumped on the side of the road.
"Like a plastic bin that you'd find at a Walmart or Target that you'd store clothes in," says Cedar Marina owner Frank Gulia.
They say it's unfortunately not unusual for people to leave garbage around here, but the bin was taped up so they decided to take a look.
"Uncut the tape and there's this…dog," Frank Gulia. "It had obviously been there most of the night, if not the whole night - shaking, scared, garbage in this thing."
The pit bull was covered in wounds and in a lot of pain. News 12 is told she was just skin and bones, couldn't walk and had suffered severe neglect.
Bridgeport Animal Control was called to the scene and is currently investigating. They brought in Project Precious Rescue out of Stamford to help with the dog's medical care.
"I've been doing rescue a long time and this is probably one of the most severe cases of neglect I’ve seen," says the Project Precious Rescue director Kristy Morell.
Project Precious Rescue named her Noel in the spirit of the holiday season.
Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses, the rescue had to make the difficult decision to put her down humanely because she was suffering so much.
"We're really, really hoping that someone who sees this story will step forward. Someone knows this dog, we know someone knows this dog," Morell says.
Workers who found the dog had been staying up to date on her condition and were hoping she'd pull through. Now, they want the person responsible to be arrested.
Investigators are looking to the public and at the items found with Noel in the bin.
"To me it looked like a shower curtain, and I believe there was a shirt from a Toyota dealership, like a work shirt, with the name Marcus on it," says South on Bostwick Cantina & Grille owner Michelle Sharma. "It's just really cruel. It was a living being and for someone to just throw it out like trash is really, it was really bothersome."
The group Desmond's Army Animal Law Advocates is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Bridgeport Animal Control at 203-576-7727, or the Bridgeport police tips line at 203-576-TIPS.


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