Missing New Canaan Puppy Is Found [PHOTOS, UPDATED]
Update 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Jack Hellmann, Corbit’s owner, shared the following post with New Canaanite:
“Thanks to our amazing neighbors, the article in the New Canaanite, the kindness of people throughout New Canaan, and New Canaan Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm, Corbit is happily asleep at home after an afternoon pick-up at the Stamford Police Station/Animal Shelter. Our family could not be happier or more grateful. Our friends and neighbors mobilized and searched well into last night and at sunrise this morning, hiking trails with headlamps and walking every street in our area. Thanks to the New Canaanite article, we met a jogger at 7:00am who decided to run in our part of town just to help look for the puppy; and we met another individual at 7:30am who picked up his coffee at Starbucks and then scoured every corner of Watson-Symington— New Canaanites who we had never met before, just wanting to help. And finally, Officer Halm saw the article in the New Canaanite and recalled that Corbit might fit the description of a small dog reported in Stamford— so despite it being her day-off, she went to the shelter to confirm her hunch. She was right and we immediately received the phone call to pick him up this afternoon. While we would not recommend 22 hours of sleepless uncertainty while searching for a lost puppy, our appreciation for our New Canaan community is more profound than ever. Thank you.” Update 10:50 a.m. Sunday
The New Canaan puppy that went missing Saturday afternoon on the west side of town, has been found, officials say. New Canaan Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm said Corbit was found Saturday and turned into Stamford Animal Control, where he spent the night.