Police this month issued a $136 ticket to a local woman for violating a town ordinance regarding off-leash dogs in public places.
New Canaan resident Amanda Coulon has incurred hundreds of dollars in fines for allowing her dogs off-leash in areas that include the high school and Waveny. She has said in the past that she doesn’t believe in the town’s dog leash ordinance.
Under Section 6.8 of the Town Code: “Except in a dog run established by the Town, no person shall bring any dog into any public park, public playground, public school grounds, public parking lot, public street or sidewalk unless the dog is on a leash or lead that is no more than 25 feet in length and under the control of its owner or keeper at all times.”
Asked about the most recent incident, Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm said Coulon appeared on the morning of Nov. 10 (a Thursday) near the gravel parking area between the Spencer’s Run lot and kids’ soccer fields at Waveny. One of her French bulldogs was on a leash while the other was not, Halm said.
Halm said she has issued infractions to Coulon at least four times in the past for the same violation.