A dog was left in a crate near a trash bin in East Haven. As the East Haven Animal Shelter tends to the animal, they are also trying to find out who owns him.
The male pit bull, which shows signs of neglect, was left in a crate with no bottom by an apartment complex Coe Avenue, according to the shelter. They are not sure how long he was there, but said the blanket on the crate was soaking wet.
"It must have been 10, 12 degrees and the dog was fairly aggressive," Sean Godejohn, the assistant animal control officer, said.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the dog the shelter is referring to as "Charlie" is resting at the East Haven Animal Shelter and recovering after enduring freezing cold temperatures.
The anti-cruelty group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for anybody who comes forward with information that leads to a criminal conviction in the case.
Animal control searched the area for video cameras and they are asking anyone who recognizes the dog or knows who the owner is to call the shelter at 203-468-3249.