Police say they’ve received a strong response from the public in the wake of a vicious dog-on-dog attack on July 11 in New Canaan, including information that could lead soon to identifying those responsible.
A number of people “have come forward with interesting scenarios that we are working on,” according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section. “We have a few leads that we have been pursuing and may have some interesting possibilities of who it is,” Halm told NewCanaanite.com. “They still have an opportunity to come forward and get this over with.”
Though Halm is prevented from talking specifics about an active investigation, she said the public’s “strong response” has yielded information “and a sense that there could be an opportunity soon” to home in on the identity of those who accompanied the attacking dog. At about 8:50 p.m. two Wednesdays ago, a man let a shepherd-type dog off-leash on South School grounds and the animal mauled a miniature golden doodle, Roxie, being leash-walked in the area. Confronted by Roxie’s owner, the man and a woman accompanying him declined to provide their contact information and left the scene. Continue Reading →