PET OF THE WEEK: Pitbull at Wallingford shelter needs to find home soon

PET OF THE WEEK: Pitbull at Wallingford shelter needs to find home soon

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Name: Jack 

Breed: Pitbull mix 

Sex: Male

Age: 4 years

Weight: 70 pounds

Neutered:  Not currently, but will be before he goes home 

Jack is a 4-year-old pitbull mix currently up for adoption at Wallingford Animal Control, 5 Pent Road. Jack has been at the shelter for a couple months and is not handling the new environmental well, said Katie Ehlers, animal control officer.

“Jack is in a constant state of anxiety. He pants non stop,” the shelter said in a post on its Facebook page. “He has lost a tremendous amount of weight regardless of the number of cookies he gets, or walks he goes on to get a break from the kennel. He will not eat any stress-reducing supplements.”

Ehlers said Jack is “excellent with people” and a “great hiking companion.”

“He's very playful,” she said. 

Jack is healthy and has no medical issues. He cannot go to a home with cats, but may be able to get along with other dogs, Ehlers said. 

Jack came into the shelter with his dad, Simmons, who has a potential home lined up. 

The shelter said it is doing “everything we can for him, but the bottom line is he needs to get out of here and into a home.” 

“We will not allow him to continue to deteriorate. It is not fair to him, and it is simply inhumane to keep him in a kennel for much longer,” the Facebook post said. 

To inquire about adopting Jack, call Wallingford Animal Control at 203-294-2180, or visit at 5 Pent Road. 

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