New Britain Police are asking the public’s help in cracking down on illegal dog breeding in the city. Police say they have found dogs abandoned on city streets and in city parks, especially American Staffordshire Terriers, more commonly known as pit buls.
Police are trying to track down the source of the dogs, pointing out that it is a crime to leave the animals to fend for themselves, and a misdemeanor to breed dogs more than twice a year without a kennel license.
New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi asked residents to report anyone who has abandoned animals, and to report anyone engaging in unlicensed breeding of more than two litters of puppies each year. He says anyone found to be running an illegal breeding operation will be held accountable.
To make a report or adopt a dog, call the New Britain Dog Pound at (860)223-5021, or send an e-mail to New Britain Police.