Greenwich Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Greenwich man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after a dog he adopted was found roaming and there were signs it had been abused, according to police. 

Police said the dog, a mastiff, was found roaming in Bruce Park on June 3 and Greenwich animal control determined that 23-year-old Christian Dilworth had adopted the dog in May. 

When investigators called him about the dog, Dilworth said the animal had died and provided what police called “misleading and contradictory” information on the circumstances of the alleged death, according to a news release from police. 

Police obtained a warrant on Wednesday and Dilworth has been charged with failure to comply with dog ownership requirements, illegal released of a domestic animal, cruelty to animals, making a false statement and interfering with an officer. 

He turned himself in on Thursday and was unable to post a court-set bond of $25,000. 

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