Westport police search for owners of dog found in severe condition

WESTPORT, MA (WHDH) - Westport police are searching for the owners of a dog who was found in severe condition in the area of Sanford Road and Milk Avenue.

Westport Animal Control responded to a call from a resident who reported seeing the dog in distress Sunday. When they arrived to the area, Animal Control and Westport police found the dog severely matted and soaked in urine.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston was called to investigate the incident. The severely matted dog had no collar, markings or identification.

ARL technicians determined the dog to be an 8-year-old female Brussels Griffin.

The dog, who was named “Jersey” by ARL staff, is in severe condition and will undergo enucleation surgery Thursday rendering her permanently blind.

Jersey will also have bladder stones removed and significant dental treatment performed.

The Animal Rescue League said her medical treatments will cost from $3,000-$4,000.

Westport police are asking for any information regarding the owners or anyone who has a connection to the dog.

Police are asking the public to contact them at (508) 636-1122 or the Animal Rescue League of Boston Law Enforcement Department at (617)226-5610 if they have any information.


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