Terrier’s Owner Fined Twice in One Week for Allowing Dog To Roam


Police recently took the rare step of citing the same resident twice in the same week for allowing a dog to roam.

The Smith Ridge Lane woman’s Jack Russell Terrier—a culprit in the past, according to the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section—was found off-property on July 12 and again on July 14.

The older dog tends to wander onto the nearby Country Club of New Canaan property, and was picked up there both times after an officer had responded to an initial call for a roaming dog, found the animal and did not ticket the owner, according to Animal Control.

The citation carries a $92 fine. 

This particular dog has been found wandering on Smith Ridge Road which “is very, very dangerous,” according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of Animal Control.

Police rarely issue the roaming fine and generally do so only when dogs get out often.

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