WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Police Department is seeking information and support for Maddie, an injured dog who found after being hit by a car on I-95 in Westport on Thursday.
A concerned citizen found the "sweet female black Staffordshire Terrier or possibly Mastiff mix" between Exits 17 and 18, police said. The dog, whom they nicknamed Maddie, appeared to have been struck by a car. She was unable to bear weight on her right hind leg and had other injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle, police said.
The resident took the dog to Norwalk Emergency Veterinary Clinic for treatment. The clinic notified Westport Animal Control Officer Gina Gambino of the severity of Maddie's injuries.
The Westport Police Department is asking anyone who is familiar with this dog or her owners to contact Westport Animal Control at 203-341-5076 or police at 203-341-6000.
"We would hope that someone is missing or worried about her," police said.
Westport Animal Shelter Advocates, a nonprofit organization that assists with the needs of the Westport Animal Shelter dogs, is covering the costs of the extensive medical care Maddie will need.
Anyone interested in assisting with Maddie’s treatment and recovery can make donations made to WASA by visiting www.westportwasa.org and clicking on DONATE.
"Donations will assist with the costs of 'Maddie' help other dogs in Westport who are just like her. We appreciate your support," police said.