A Bridgeport beagle that was the subject of a viral internet post was found to be not licensed, the state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
The department also said there was a confinement issue with 9-month-old dog that went against state statutes.
Officials said this was a vague statute with no clear guidelines.
Police said last week that they had visited the dog’s owner and home on Frenchtown Road several times. They said at the time that they did not believe the owner had violated any laws.
They also said that the dog was not abused and was in good health.
A post on Facebook entitled “Help save the dog in Bridgeport” thought to the contrary and ignited a firestorm of support for the dog.
The Department of Agriculture said it is working with the neighbors who have complained about the puppy’s cries.
It said some options included bringing the dog inside more often or finding someone to walk the dog.
Police said the dog was still at the home.
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