Police fined an Old Studio Road woman $75 after her German shepherd dog got off-property and frightened a neighbor out with her own smaller canines, records show.
The nuisance dog citation followed “several occasions” in which the shepherd, Monty, escaped the property, according to a case report obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a public records request.
On the morning in question, Sept. 23 (a Monday), the victim was walking her two small dogs when she saw the German shepherd running toward her.
“[A] female child was trying to catch the dog but could not gain control,” according to the case report, written by Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department Animal Control section.
Monty’s owner then “pulled up in her vehicle” and instructed the victim to get in her car, at which time the shepherd’s owner secured the dog, the report said.
“[A]lthough the charging dog did not come in contact with [the victim] or her dogs she was extremely frighted by the incident and the dog owner was verbally aggressive towards her,” the report said.
The victim also lives on Old Studio Road.
Halm said she advised Monty’s owner obtain a dog license at Town Hall prior to coming to police headquarters. The shepherd’s owner did so, and also told Halm that she had an appointment with a fence company and “and a dog trainer and would do her best to contain ‘Monty,’ “ the report said.