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Dog Seen Hanging from the Window of a Passing Car

Amid handling animal calls, Monroe Animal Control benefited from the generosity of area residents of late.

Dog Seen Hanging from the Window of a Passing Car

Dog Hangs from Car Window

A woman reported seeing a dog being held while hanging outside the passenger window of a passing car as she drove north on Hattertown Road at around 3:50 p.m. on Dec. 8.

An officer located the dog owner, who said she was driving when the dog tried to climb out the window and her passenger was able to catch it just before it fell. The dog was uninjured, validly licensed and no police action was required, according to Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko.

Coyote Crossings

A driver reported seeing a coyote cross the street on Turkey Roost Road, according to a report filed at 8:08 a.m. on Dec. 9. An officer searched the area and was unable to find the animal.

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Police determined it was routine, normal activity and that the animal was not sick or injured. The driver was given Common Caution tips about coyotes.

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On Dec. 10, a motorist reported seeing a large coyote crossing East Village Road. Police said the animal did not appear to be sick or injured and exhibited normal behavior. The driver was given Common Caution tips and a fact sheet about coyotes.

Holiday Giving

Dogs staying at the Monroe Animal Shelter have been benefiting from the holiday spirit of area residents. Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko expressed his gratitude to everyone who has made donations.

An anonymous donor left 42 pounds of dry dog food, a 15 pound box of dog treats and two cases of canned dog food at the front gate of the Monroe Animal Shelter on Purdy Hill Road on Dec. 8.

On Dec. 11, another anonymous donor left a plastic bag filled with blankets and dog toys at the pound's gate.

The Colaiacomo family donated an assortment of rawhid chews to the shelter on Dec. 11.

The Monroe Animal Hospital donated specimen coolers to Monroe Animal Control on Dec. 11. Animal Control Officer Ed Risko thanks the hospital for its continued support.

Wildlife Fatalities

A Fan Hill Road woman called police to report that a dead deer was in her yard, alongside the house, at 9:22 a.m. on Dec. 12. The doe, which weighed an estimated 75 pounds, had been fed upon by a vulture and a coyote. Police believe it was struck by a vehicle and managed to walk to the yard, where it died of its injuries.

The resident gave police short video footage of the coyote and was given Common Caution tips about the animal.

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An 80-pound doe was struck and killed by a vehicle on Roosevelt Drive (Route 34) when the animal entered the roadway without warning at around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 7, police said. A State Deer Kill Incident Report form was completed and the carcass was removed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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A 70-pound buck was struck and killed by a vehicle on Elm Street, according to a report filed at 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 9. A State Deer Kill Incident Report form was completed and the carcass was removed.

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A 25-pound raccoon died after being struck by a vehicle on Cutlers Farm Road, according to the report made at 7:16 a.m. on Dec. 10.

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A 100-pound doe was struck and killed by a vehicle when it jumped out into the roadway on Route 110 at around 4:43 p.m. on Dec. 11. A State Deer Kill Incident Report form was completed and the carcass was removed by the Connecticut DOT.

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