New Canaan Animal Control Gives Tips to Pet Owners Going on Vacation

With the holidays upon us and the possibility of some vacations being planned in the near future to ward off those post holiday blues, New Canaan authorities passed along some tips to those with pets to make sure they're protected while families are away. 

New Canaan Animal Control Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt said the number one issue that arises when families go on vacation and leave pets under the care of someone else is when pets get loose and the cat or dog sitter tries to reclaim the animal from the shelter. 

Kleinschmitt reminded residents to leave a signed letter of authorization the Animal Control Office can copy and keep on file, along with the license of the sitter, so that the pet can be turned over to that person while Kleinschmitt tracks down the animal's registered owners.

Listen to Kleinschmitt explain in the video above.


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