working on state st in new haven on thur night and i heard a dog barking in a wooded area near the railroad tracks. i went to the fence line to see where it was coming from but it was so dark i couldnt see . he was barking and barking , it was so hot out still at 11 at night so i hopped the fence and went down to the rail tracks and there was a poor little pitbull tied to a tree. i called animal control and no answer , i called new haven police dept and told them and the dispatcher was no help and she said is the dog mean or injured because animal control will not come out for that unless animal is a danger or injured and i said so your gonna let him stay there till the morning in this heat and poss die ??? she said she would send a police officer . i waited for over an hour still no n.h.p.d . so i called amtrak police since the dog was on there side of the fence and they were great they said they were on there way . 2 officers showed up within min , hopped the fence and went down to the dog but couldnt get him because he was affraid and wouldnt let us near him . so they called new haven police to have animal control respond . after all that animal control came out when they could have came out when i called 2 hours ago . animal control needs to do there job and help animals not look for reasons not to . its not about money , its about helping the animals . there used to be a great person working there years ago and i think his name was bob . he cared for the animals and went out of his way for them . the idiot in charge now gives everyone a hard time when you call about a dog in need of help , it all about the time , overtime cost ect . i think her name is [content removed by administrator] !!! if you dont like working with animals go back to street patrol or are you to lazy ?????