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Take Tank Home

The "love bug" mutt has been in the East Haven Animal Shelter since January.

About five months ago, Tank was dropped off at the East Animal Shelter with a months-old broken leg that hadn't been attended to. It was onsidered a cruelty case, said Animal Control Officer Kristina Ruszczyk.

His corrective surgery, where his bone had to be rebroken, rang in at $5,000, according to Ruszczyk. The money was raised and Tank's leg seems just fine now. He runs with ease and speed.

Ruszczyk and local animal activist Lesley Simoni are hoping someone will adopt the little guy and give him the home he well deserves.

"He's a pint-sized little tank," said Ruszczyk. "He's loving. He's a clown. He'd like a nice couch to curl up on. And he's social and a good family dog."

About Tank

Gender: male

Age: about 1.5 years

Type: mixed breed

Neutered: yup

How arrived at the shelter: former owner brought him in

If interested in adopting Tank or other animals, visit the East Haven shelter at 183 Commerce St. (by the industrial park), or call 203.468.3249.

Lesley Ferguson Simoni June 28, 2011 at 05:46 PM
Tank is an absolute sweetheart, and he just wants a home and family so much. He can be very funny and happy, but being at the shelter is really taking it's toll on him and he is depressed very often lately. We are all very worried about him. Please consider adopting him, or at least come and visit him..
Mitch June 28, 2011 at 06:27 PM
I understand that the EH Animal Shelter is dangerously low on dry dog food. If anyone can find it in their hearts to buy a bag or 2 and drop it off there, I'm sure Tank and his friends would greatly appreciate it and you'll feel great too...
Kotto June 29, 2011 at 12:06 AM
I am in love with Tank .. He is sweet, quiet very well behaved! I can't figure out why no one has scooped him up!!! I have noticed a sadness though - he needs to get out of this cage!!! Although loved and very well cared for! He is missing a family!
Lisa June 29, 2011 at 01:51 AM
Awww! I adopted a dog from the EH shelter 5 years ago and he is the best ever. I wish I could have another. Hopefully someone will scoop up Tank!

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