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Visiting Dog Bites 12-Year-Old New Canaan Girl

A mixed-breed dog from out-of-state is under quarantine for two weeks after biting a 12-year-old girl earlier this month, officials said. The girl’s wounds, punctures on her upper left thigh, are not considered serious, according to Officer Allyson Halm of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control Unit. The bite occurred on Dec. 1, when the girl visited a next-door neighbor’s house on Siwanoy Lane, according to a police report. She had been accustomed to see a friendly dog there, the report said, but on that Friday found a second canine described as a male “mountain dog mix” there, too, the report said. Continue Reading →

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Police: Two Bobcat Sightings in Waveny This Month

The head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control unit is urging Waveny visitors to bring a hazing tool with them after two reported bobcat sightings in the popular park this month. A bobcat crossed in front of a jogger’s path at Waveny on Nov. 20, following an initial sighting reported on Nov. 8, according to Officer Allyson Halm. It’s a good idea at Waveny to have a hazing tool of some kind, mostly because of coyotes, she said. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

Longtime Utilities Commission member and chairman Tom Tesluk resigned Nov. 8 from the volunteer group. ***

Two Old Norwalk Road dogs are under home quarantine through Nov. 21—one after biting, the other after scratching a home heating oil man during a service visit at the residence on Election Day. An Eskimo dog bit the man in the left calf, and a boxer mix scratched him. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

The Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department issued a written warning to the owner of a terrier mixed-breed dog in the area of Ogden and Wakeman Roads in New Canaan after the dog attacked another dog on Oct. 30, officials said. The victim dog’s owner said it was the third such scuffle, however, the earlier incidents had not been reported. ***

New Canaan’s Veterans Day ceremony is to start promptly at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at God’s Acre. Continue Reading →

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Police Seek Owner of Human-Attacking Cat [PHOTOS]

New Canaan Animal Control officials are trying to find the owner of a free-roaming cat that bit and scratched a town woman this week, forcing her to undergo a series of rabies shots. The dark brown tabby on Tuesday morning attacked a Douglas Road woman in her own fenced backyard as she approached to greet the animal, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section. The woman was treated by EMTs due to injuries on the back of her calf, Halm said. The same cat crossed Route 106 and ended up Wednesday on a High View Terrace property, where it was photographed, Halm said. There, it nipped at a woman’s shoe. Continue Reading →

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