A domestic shorthair cat that officials say likely was “dumped” in Waveny is now up for adoption.
A woman came across the white-silver tabby on the afternoon of Sept. 24 and thought the cat injured because the animal didn’t move as she passed with a leashed dog, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section.
The approximately 5- to 10-year-old cat was “found curled in a ball, frozen in fear in the parking lot across from the main house,” Halm said.
Because the cat didn’t move when Halm approached, police thought she must’ve been severely injured. But the animal was just frightened, Halm said.
“We believe she was abandoned in that spot,” Halm said.
It isn’t clear who may have dumped the cat—there are no surveillance cameras inside Waveny or even at its two motor vehicle entrances.
The cat was taken to New Canaan Veterinary Hospital and kept overnight, and now is in the Police Department’s Animal Shelter at the dump. She has a sweet personality, Halm said, though her coat still appears somewhat disheveled from the recent ordeal.
Those interested in adopting the cat should contact Animal Control at 203-594-3510.