Police are seeking the owner of a small dog found in the area of Ponus Ridge and Lost District Drive on Tuesday night.
According to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section, the “very sweet female” dachshund was spotted walking along the side of the road around 8 p.m. on Jan. 10.
“No one has called looking,” Halm told NewCanaanite.com.
Police alerted authorities in nearby Pound Ridge, N.Y. about the animal, too, she said.
A couple driving in the area picked up the dog, Halm said, and police have visited a few nearby houses to ask whether the animal belongs to any of the residents there “but no one knew her.”
Aged somewhere between five and eight years old, the dachshund has a distinctive half-blue eye and blue merle markings, Halm said. It isn’t clear whether the eye color is natural or the result of an injury.
The dog isn’t chipped and wasn’t wearing a collar.
Anyone with information on the dog is asked to phone NCPD Animal Control at 203-594-3510.