New Canaan Dog Bites Pool Man in Butt


A Portuguese water dog recently bit a pool serviceman who appears to have arrived at a client’s Benedict Hill Road house unannounced, records show.

At about 10:30 a.m. on June 21, a Wednesday, the owner of a Wilton-based pool service company phoned the Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department to report that one of two workers who had traveled to the residence was bitten in the butt, according to an incident report obtained by following a Freedom of Information request.

When authorities contacted the homeowner, he “sounded upset, relating he was surprised that the pool service employees would enter the property without knocking on the front door first,” according to an incident summary from Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm.

Police confirmed with Norwalk Veterinary Hospital that the brown-and-white dog in question, Marle, was up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, then contacted the victim.

According to the pool man, he and a co-worker had entered the property through a gate by the garage to service the pool.

After 10 minutes, the victim told Halm, “he needed to return to the vehicle and as he approached the gate, the two dogs came charging towards him, somewhat surrounding him, when the lighter colored dog bit him in the buttocks.”

The pool man “began to yell at the dogs and heard someone calling the dogs, but never had contact with that person,” Halm said in the report.

That’s when the victim phoned his boss, who would call police, and left to seek medical attention.

Halm told him to “keep the medical report and photograph the injury,” according to her report.

The victim “indicated that he would was photographed and he had the medical summary.”

That photograph was not immediately available.

The co-worker saw what happened but was not immediately reachable by police, Halm said.

No tickets had been issued.

One thought on “New Canaan Dog Bites Pool Man in Butt

  1. I hope the pool guy heals, and receives an apology. Homeowners and service companies need to establish agreements about how to schedule work. An advace phone call or agreed upon day are typical. Once an agreement is made, service people try not to disturb homeowners.

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