WESTFIELD, NJ — Town police are caring for a 2-year-old pit bull terrier mix found at Mindowaskin Park on Friday.
A Westfield resident fostered the dog — named Basitdo — over the weekend and turned him over to Westfield Police on Tuesday, police said in statement posted to Facebook.
“Basitdo was surrendered by his owner, who could no longer care for him, to someone she met on the internet,” police said. “This is where details become cloudy, and detectives are still investigating.”
Police offered thanks to the Westfield Animal Hospital for giving Basitdo a free checkup and bath. During the checkup a veterinarian diagnosed Basitdo with a serious ear infection and sink infection that required two medications, police said.
“WPD police officers and civilian staff chipped in and purchased the necessary medication,” the statement said.
Police offered thanks to Pet Supplies Plus, of Garwood, for donating a pet bed, blanket, dog food, treats and a chew bone.
On Wednesday, Dominick Sandelli, a spokesman for the Westfield Police, that many people had reached out in regard to Basitdo.
“Multiple people, including police officers, staff at the Westfield Animal Hospital and residents have offered to adopt Basitdo,” Sandelli said. “No decision has been made as of yet.”
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