Police: New Canaan Woman Bit by Dog at Waveny, Owner Walked Away


A New Canaan woman told police she was bit in the back by a dog as she walked past the animal on a recent afternoon near Spencer’s Run, officials say.

It happened near (but not inside) the dog run at Waveny as the woman walked past three German shepherd dogs who appeared to be undergoing training with their owner, the complainant said.

When one dog lunged and bit her below the right shoulder, the owner—a woman described as being white, in her mid-50s and wearing a pink short-sleeved shirt—said nothing and offered no apology, according to a police report.

The dog is described as tan with a black patch.

Animal Control Officer Maryann Kleinschmitt said there’s little she can do except try to assess who the owner is by interviewing the victim.

The 40-year-old woman who was bit underwent a series of rabies shots with her doctor, since it is not known whether the animal’s shots were up-to-date, Kleinschmitt said.

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. on June 10. If apprehended, the owner may face a fine and the dog likely would be quarantined for 14 days.

Anyone with information is encouraged to phone Animal Control at 203-594-3510.

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