Police: Three Newborn Kittens Dumped Outside Post Office

Police are seeking information on three newborn kittens dumped Saturday outside the New Canaan Post Office on Locust Avenue. At about 6:45 a.m. on July 11, officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious box on a landing dock there, according to a police report. Police soon found three newborn kittens left in a Calvin Klein shoebox, the report said. “Due to the intense care newborn kittens require they were transferred to skilled hands at PAWS in Norwalk,” police said in a press release. 

“Abandoning any animal is a crime and this is an ongoing investigation,” it said. Anyone with information is asked to please contact New Canaan Animal Control at 203-594-3510.

Police Advise Residents To Avoid Waveny Trails, Tall Grass Areas After Coyote Bites Woman Thursday

Police are urging Waveny visitors to avoid trails and areas of tall grass Thursday after a coyote bit a woman walking her dog there in the morning. At about 6:30 a.m., a woman was bit in the backside by a coyote near the walled garden east of Waveny House, according to police. Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section, said it’s unclear at this point whether the coyote is sick or was exhibiting “escorting” behavior while denning. “If it’s a den situation, I’m not sure where it is,” Halm said. 

She’s patrolling the park today and warning walkers to be alert. The woman who was bit declined to undergo medical treatment but is seeking medical advice, officials said.