New Britain man facing animal cruelty charges

Hartford

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH)–A man in New Britain is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he abused a dog.

Back in April, New Britain police say they noticed the pitbull acting skittish when his owner, Christopher Vantull, went near it.

A few days later, Vantull ended up giving the dog to the rescue group, Animal Haven in North Haven.

Socks the Pitbull, Left is from November 2018 and Right is from April 2019. Courtesy of Animal Haven.

Animal Haven contacted police saying the dog had visible injuries and several fractures. Vantull told police he hit the dog twice, but vets say the injuries are consistent with abuse.

Vantull was arrested Tuesday and is being held on $100,000 bond and will be arraigned in court on July 25.

Animal Haven says the dog, who goes by the name, ‘Socks’, has recovered and he’s up for adoption.

==

Free download: Access Connecticut breaking news, weather, stream newscasts live and more on-the-go with News 8 alerts directly to your phone.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Hartford

CT officials issue warning about 'home-brewing' as vaping-related illnesses climb

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "CT officials issue warning about 'home-brewing' as vaping-related illnesses climb"

Avon police chief suspended after 13 years

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Avon police chief suspended after 13 years"

Are bipartisan negotiations on transportation plan now possible?

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Are bipartisan negotiations on transportation plan now possible?"

Water main break leaves hundreds of South Windsor homes, businesses without water

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Water main break leaves hundreds of South Windsor homes, businesses without water"

Juvenile arrested in connection with bomb threat at Enfield High School

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Juvenile arrested in connection with bomb threat at Enfield High School"

Funeral arrangements set for Connecticut gymnast

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Funeral arrangements set for Connecticut gymnast"
More Hartford

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss