Local Woman Charged After Citation for Failure To Have Dog Vaccinated for Rabies

A 56-year-old New Canaan woman turned herself in to police Tuesday morning on an active warrant for failure to respond to an infraction. Devon Fleming had been cited by Fairfield Police in November for failure to vaccinate her dog for rabies. At about 12:34 p.m. on Nov. 1, a Thursday, an officer during a routine dog compliance check at Lake Mohegan in Fairfield saw Fleming walking a black Labrador mixed-breed dog in the parking lot, according to a Fairfield Police incident report. The dog had no license or rabies tag, as required by law, according to the incident report.

Animal Calls: Dogs on Tennis Courts, Bobcat Sightings, Fox on St. John Place

Here’s a roundup of recent activity of the Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department. ***

Animal Control issued a verbal warning to a Norwalk woman who had been letting two Akitas off-leash at the fenced-in tennis courts at New Canaan High School. The first complaint about it came in Feb. 4, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of Animal Control. A member of Spencer’s Run, the woman agreed to take the large-breed dogs there after receiving the warning.