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Roaming Dogs Lost & Found; Leashless Dogs’ Owners Warned & Fined

A roundup of March calls for the New Canaan Police Department’s animal control unit.

Roaming Dogs Lost & Found; Leashless Dogs’ Owners Warned & Fined


New Canaan Police Department animal control officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt encourages dog owners to call her unit at 203-594-3510 when pets get out and are lost.

Dogs found with their registered ID tags on them are returned to their homes straightaway when found.

March 4

  • 11:08 a.m., Old Stamford Road & Farm Road: A yellow Labrador retriever was seen roaming. A Brookside Road resident found the lab, which was licensed and tagged, and it was returned to its owner, who lives on the same street.
  • 3:35 p.m., Pocconock Trail & Carter Street: A black Labrador retriever was seen roaming—police couldn’t located the dog when they arrived in the area.

March 11

  • 2:44 p.m., Spencer’s Run, Waveny: A dog was found to be in the designated park for off-leash dogs but was without its tags. The owner, of Darien, was asked to leave and warned about the need to license and tag the dog.

March 13

  • 11:11 a.m., Waveny: A dog owner was fined $90 for violating a local ordinance which prohibits dogs from roaming off-leash outside the designated area at Spencer’s Run.

March 16

  • 1:19 p.m. Spencer’s Run, Waveny: Police issued a warning to a dog owner whose animal was in the park without its license.

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