The Vizsla-pit bull mix puppy found abandoned on the side of the Merritt Parkway earlier this month has been adopted by a Trumbull man who works in town, officials say.
‘Ruby,’ as the approximately 6-month-old female was named by the New Canaan Police Department Animal Control unit, was spayed Wednesday and soon will go live with her forever home, a family with four kids, according to Officer Maryann Kleinschmitt.
Asked what it was like when Ruby met her new dad, Kleinschmitt said: “She loves him. Loves him. She didn’t want to leave him.”
The kids have been down to the shelter to meet Ruby, and she’ll head home with the new family on either Saturday or Sunday, Kleinschmitt said.
Ruby will have run of the house as the family’s only dog, and the yard at her new home is fenced in, Kleinschmitt said.
The dog was rescued from the side of the Merritt near Exit 37 at 11:13 a.m. two weeks ago. The animal likely was dumped there, Kleinschmitt said.
Area families expressed strong interest in adopting Ruby when word got out about how she came to the New Canaan Animal Shelter up at the Transfer Station.