New Canaan police on Jan. 22 responded to a report that a dog left was being out in the cold for several hours on a very cold day, officials say.
According to Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt of the department’s animal control unit, the tip on Summer Street came in from a neighbor.
“The owner was contacted and I encouraged them to be mindful of the low temperatures,” Kleinschmitt said.
On Jan. 23, Kleinschmitt’s unit fined two individuals in Waveny Park for having their dogs off-leash outside of Spencer’s Run, the designated dog park.
One woman, from Darien, was fined $92 for running with her dog off-leash on a back trail. And a man, from Stratford, who is a known dog walker, had four dogs off-leash in the lower field at the park. He got a fine of a $368, Kleinschmitt said—one for each citation of allowing a dog to roam.