"It hurts when you see this," said Roslyn Nenninger, Wolcott's Animal Control officer. "I don't care how many times you've seen things, how many times you go through things, it's still, I mean, you're human. It still affects you mentally and physically when you unnecessarily see a little baby life just gone for no reason."
Preliminary necroposy reports reveal the puppy died due to owner neglect. The puppy had been dehydrated and malnourished.
"This is a baby. This is a baby. It could have been prevented," Nenninger said.
"To whomever did this: I'm going to guarantee you this puppy loved you," added Nenninger. "That puppy probably knew no better and the puppy suffered. He was innocent."
A $400 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest.
If you saw anyone in the area of the Scovill Reservoir that seemed suspicious, or have information, please call police at 203-879-1414.
(Fox61 - Jan 3, 2017)