STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 60-year-old Stamford man is fighting animal cruelty charges after police said his dog was found in such terrible condition it had to be euthanized, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Robert Armstrong, who is free after posting $45,000 bond, said he would never be cruel to a dog, the Advocate said. He said he let his dog out on April 21, 2015, and it never returned, the Stamford Advocate says.
But authorities say the white Shih Tzu was found the next day with matted fur, an emaciated body and a chicken bone lodged in its throat, the Advocate said. A few days later, the dog was euthanized, the Stamford Advocate reports.