Report: Man From New Britain Wanted For Questioning In Massachusetts Case

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Police in Massachusetts say a man wanted for questioning in the torturing and beating of a dog is awaiting extradition from New Britain.

The dog, described as a pit bull type breed, was so severely injured she had to be euthanized.

The animal was found barely alive on Aug. 31.

The New Britain Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1bvsK7I ) that Quincy, Mass., police Capt. John Dougan said the unidentified man is considered a person of interest and was expected to be picked up Monday at New Britain.

A Connecticut judge ordered him held on bond.

Massachusetts residents, public officials and animal rights activists demanded stricter state laws against abuse.

A bill that would create a statewide registry of individuals convicted of animal abuse and impose tougher fines and penalties is gaining support in the Massachusetts Legislature.

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