A New Canaan woman faces $167 in fines after her Akita traveled off-property on Indian Waters Drive Feb. 5 and attacked a leashed dog, police said.
The victim—see photos—who suffered several lacerations and other injuries, was a Karelian, according to Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt of the New Canaan Police Department Animal Control Unit.
The breed “looks like a short-haired border collie,” Kleinschmitt said. There are only two Karelians in town, both owned by the same individual.
By law, the owner of the aggressor dog in a situation like that is responsible for damage to the victim, she said.
The incident occurred at 9:53 a.m., police said. The Akita’s owner specifically was cited for allowing a dog to roam and nuisance dog, according to Kleinschmitt. The owner must pay or plead by Feb. 22.