The Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department last month issued a $136 infraction summons to a Stamford man who has repeatedly allowed his dog to roam off-leash at Waveny. The ticket was finally issued on the morning of July 6, when Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm saw the Rhodesian Ridgeback off-leash again near the area formerly known as the “cornfields.” The man has had multiple warnings in the past, police said. Here are other recent animal-related incidents in New Canaan:
Last Monday, a motor vehicle struck and killed a goose on Pocconock Trail. The call originally came in from a passerby as an injured goose but the animal was dead when police arrived on scene, officials said. The motorist who struck the goose wasn’t the person who contacted authorities.
A sick raccoon was dispatched recently after trapping itself inside a Metro-North Railroad power grid apparatus off of Pine Street, near the train station downtown.