Andrea Alexander

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New Canaan Police Officer, Veterinarian Save Overheating Bulldog Found Roaming Downtown

The diligence and care of a police officer and local veterinarian last week likely saved the life of a young bulldog who got off-property in downtown New Canaan on an afternoon that saw temperatures soar toward 100 degrees. Around 3:49 p.m. on July 21—a Friday—Police Officer Andrea Alexander responded to a report of a roaming dog lying in a residential driveway on the south side of Locust Avenue, according to an incident summary report obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a Freedom of Information request. A Forest Street woman 52, told Alexander that the young animal had been following them and “that the dog seemed to be overheating and they tried to give him water but he wouldn’t take it,” the report said. “I found the dog to be a young male English bulldog and he was having issues breathing from the excessive heat. I had a leash and he came with me to my car and I was able to get him into the back area. Continue Reading →

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PHOTO: New Canaan Police Untangle Distressed Deer Caught in Soccer Net

New Canaan Police are getting high praise Wednesday after risking injury to free a deer who had become entangled in a front yard soccer net. At about 7:30 a.m., Officers Andrea Alexander, Shane Gibson and Sebastian Obando untangled the buck on Fable Farm Road. Officer Allyson Halm of the NCPD Animal Control section said the trio worked hard to hold down the distressed deer and free the animal, which could have kicked or otherwise hurt them. “They deserve a lot of praise for what they did—these animals are not easy to manage,” Halm said. It’s mating or “rutting” season now for deer, Halm said, that will continue through January. Continue Reading →

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