Police: ATV Operator Strikes, Kills Dog Then Leaves Scene

February 13, 2020 - 5:52 pm

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are looking for the operator of an all-terrain vehicle they say struck and killed a dog before driving from the scene.

The dog was killed in the yard of its Danbury home just before 8 p.m. Wednesday when the operator of the quad-style vehicle apparently lost control.

The dog was a 4-year-old husky-Labrador retriever mix.

There are several trails in the area used by ATVs and dirt bikes and police think the operator lives in the area.

“As the operator of the quad fled the area after striking the dog, we are looking for assistance in finding the person responsible for the needless death of this loved family pet,” Detective Lt. Mark Williams said.