Tragic update for caged German shepherd found over embankment

Police in Enfield, Connecticut will continue to investigate how a caged German shepherd was abandoned over an embankment on State Street last month. On Monday, the shepherd was euthanized.

According to the Enfield Police, the dog had been taken to a veterinarian who assessed the dog as overly aggressive and “beyond the tolerance level that was considered acceptable for a potential adoption. As per state law, if a veterinarian determines a dog is injured, diseased or not likely to recover, the dog is to be euthanized.

The German shepherd was found on September 14 and at the time was dehydrated. The original post from the police stated:

 “We need your help Enfield!

Earlier today this male German Shepherd 🐕 was found in this crate down an embankment. The dog appears to be healthy and was wearing a blue collar with a black clasp,” the Enfield Police posted on their Facebook on September 14 when the caged dog was discovered.

The police stated the dog was euthanized in accordance with Connecticut laws, and ending the dog’s life was a professional decision.
“Most of us are animal lovers and though they’ll never admit it, sick and injured animal calls are among the most difficult calls that we go on. 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.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the police. Rest in peace sweetheart. We are sorry humans let you down. If anyone recognizes this dog or knows the owner please contact Officer Ryan at Jryan@enfield.org or by voicemail at 860-763-6400 ext 1414.

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3 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    And how many dogs like the Veterinarian? I hope they didn’t destroy a dog that would have made someone a good pet.

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you. ALL of my critters: cats, dogs & horses HATE the veterinarian with a passion…… They know the veterinarian as the mean creep who pokes, prods and gives them shots……. each and every visit, they pee, poop, puke, howl, screech, snap, kick and try to “defend themselves” in any way they can think of to avoid the veterinarian examining them and giving them shots……

      I think this poor dog was crammed into a “too small” crate, then poked, prodded by the veterinarian (who could blame the dog for being scared and hostile)???

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