A dog stolen from a NECCOG Animal Services shelter in Dayville has been returned safely.
Diesel, a 5-year-old male pit, was reported stolen from NECCOG’s facility at 125 Putnam Pike in Dayville sometime Saturday night during a break-in. Shelter officials were concerned the perpetrator(s) may have intentions to breed Diesel or use him in dogfights, which is typical for the breed.
Sunday night Animal Services posted on their Facebook page that a Ballouville resident returned Diesel, stating a young man gave him the dog at a fast food restaurant down the street from the shelter.
“We are thrilled to have our boy back and boy was he happy to see us! There are no words to describe how grateful we are for every one of you who shared,” the post read.
This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information should contact NECCOG Animal Services at (860) 774-1234 or Connecticut State Police Troop D at (860) 779-4900.