A pair of neutered mixed-breed Labrador retrievers fought at the Waveny dog park on a Monday afternoon two weeks ago, records show, sending one of them to an animal hospital.
At about 3 p.m. on Sept. 27, Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm received a voicemail from the victim dog’s owner about the incident, according to a case report obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a public records request.
According to the Stamford woman, she and her husband entered the park with their two-year-old dog, Ragnar, and leash-walked him toward the back of the park, Halm said in the incident report.
There, they came across a Darien man with Jack, a one-year-old, the report said.
The woman told Halm that “the two dogs began to sniff and interact” when Jack started growling and the fight broke out, the report said.
The owners separated the animals, but Ragnar had already sustained an injury to his right ear, which was bleeding, the report said. His owner spoke to Halm from an animal hospital in Stamford, it said.
“I advised [Ragnar’s owner] that everyone enters the park at their own risk and these types of incidents can happen at any time,” Halm said in the report. “I further advised [her] that Ragnar should not have been on a leash in the dog park.”
The following day, Halm contacted Jack’s owner, who confirmed the incident and “indicated that he did not know what triggered Jack’s behavior and was concerned that Ragnar being leased inside the dog park had something to do with the dogs fighting,” the incident report said.
Both dogs had current rabies vaccines and are registered to use Spencer’s Run, Halm said in the report. No tickets were issued.