Police Investigate Report of Dog Neglect on Devonwood Lane

A Devonwood Lane homeowner cleared his garage of dog urine and feces after a garbage man’s tip led authorities to investigate a neglect case involving a Bernese mountain dog puppy, according to a police report. The Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department became aware of the situation on Wednesday, April 13. At about 1 p.m., the head of the section phoned back a Norwalk-based refuse company and learned that a collector there had snapped photos “of what appeared to be the inside of a garage area and the floor was covered in feces,” according to a police report obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a Freedom of Information Act request. Through a contact at the company, the refuse collector “indicated that the dog was always living in filthy conditions,” the report said. The Animal Control officer then contacted the worker directly, who reported that “he observes what he believes to be a young St.

Police Investigate Dog Neglect Case on Oenoke Lane

New Canaan Police are investigating what they say could amount to a dog neglect case on Oenoke Lane, after the head of the department’s Animal Control section found that adequate outdoor shelter has not been provided for two canines left outside repeatedly in inclement weather. Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm, in a report obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a Freedom of Information Act request, details that she first saw a German shepherd and shepherd mixed-breed dog outside the house and “soaking wet” on the morning of Dec. 2, and that over the following three weeks, two people separately contacted the department to report a similar problem. Halm immediately contacted the woman listed as the dogs’ owner on Dec. 2 and received a voicemail back in which the woman “related that her dogs were fine, loved and well cared for, and did not want to receive a message like the one I left again,” according to the report.