Deer Shot by Hunter
A deer shot by a hunter laid down in a yard on Willenbarb Road for its final rest. An animal control officer removed the carcass on Oct. 11 and filed a State Deer Kill incident report.
Police said there was an entry and an exit wound in the buck but, due to its condition they were unable to determine if it was from a bullet or an arrow. The animal weighed an estimated 190 pounds and had a five-point antler.
"If we see someone in the woods with a weapon, we have to look up the season for what they say they're hunting for, and then check permits and licenses," Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said.
Archery deer hunt season is going on until the end of December, private land shotgun/rifle hunting season beings Nov. 14, and muzzle-loader hunting season on private and state land begins on Dec. 5.
Cattle from Benedict’s Home & Garden Center, 480 Purdy Hill Road, got loose at around 6:04 p.m. on Oct. 11 causing a traffic hazard, police said.
An officer gathered the animals and returned them to their pasture without incident, according to the report.
The owner was notified and given a complaint advisory so he could make sure all animals were accounted for and repair the damaged fence line.
A Cat in a Tree
A Spinning Wheel Road resident whose cat got stuck in a tree at around 8:05 a.m. on Oct. 12 called the police for assistance.
Monroe Animal Control advised the pet owner to hire a tree service or wait after things have calmed down and when the cat felt confident again. A cat that’s stuck in a tree should be rescued by someone with both climbing experience and the proper climbing equipment and knowledge of cat behavior so as not to force the animal to flee from the rescuer and fall from the tree, according to Animal Control Officer Ed Risko.
Squirrel Goes to Rehab
A Turkey Roost Road woman captured an injured squirrel in her back yard at around 5:36 p.m. on Oct. 17 and police said it appeared to have been struck by a vehicle and suffering from head trauma.
Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said it was a closed wound. The animal was transported to a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection licensed wildlife rehabilitator to be monitored overnight.
A spayed female cat named Missy with tortise shell short hair was reported missing by her family on McGuire Road in Trumbull on Oct. 16.
Beagles for Adoption
Two stray beagles with no collars seen loose on Shelton Road Oct. 16 were brought to the pound. The owner is unknown and there is no match to missing dog reports in the area.
Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said the two dogs are being advertised in the lost and found column of the newspaper and will be available for adoption seven days after that.
A Generous Donation
Monroe Animal Control is grateful to the Dunne family for their Oct. 13 donation of treats and rawhide chews for the dogs staying at the shelter.
An opossum was found dead in a back yard on Purdy Hill Road on Oct. 15. Police were unable to determine the cause of death.
A deer died after being struck by a vehicle on Monroe Turnpike on Oct. 15. A State Deer Kill incident was reported, Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said, adding no one reported striking the deer.
A coyote died when it was hit by a vehicle on Moose Hill Road on Oct. 12.
A raccoon died after being struck by a vehicle on Monroe Turnpike Oct. 12.
Another raccoon was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Pepper Street on Oct. 12.