‘I Am So Proud of This Group’: Animal Control Officer Thanks Volunteers as Neglected Dogs Are Safely Re-Homed
The head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section is thanking dozens of local volunteers and businesses that donated time, energy, goods and services to ensure the health and comfort of 12 neglected dogs seized in November from a Butler Lane home. Following a lengthy court dispute with the dogs’ former owner—a woman who still faces three counts of felony cruelty to animals in an ongoing criminal case—the town on Jan. 20 was awarded full legal custody of the 10 puppies and two adults dogs. A 20-day appeal period expired Feb. 10, Officer Allyson Halm said, and the puppies became “free and clear” to be placed “in safe places.”
“I am decompressing slowly,” Halm told NewCanaanite.com.
“It was an emotional roller-coaster for me.