A Tough Week for Monroe's Wildlife

Animal control officers responded to roadside casualties, dead animals in yards, a raccoon in a Dumpster and another in a trap, and to reports of lost pets.

Raccoon in a Dumpster

Police removed a raccoon from a Dumpster on Church Street at around 11:35 a.m. on Nov. 9 and released it on the property.

Raccoon in a Trap

A homeowner on Patmar Circle caught a raccoon in a live trap on Nov. 14, but police said it was done without a license. The animal appeared to be healthy and was released on the property.

An officer discussed exclusion methods with the resident as a solution, instead of trapping.

Captured Kitten Needs a Home

A cat rescue volunteer captured a stray kitten in the 500-block of Pepper Street at around 2:23 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Police said the 6- to 7-month-old tiger kitten was caught after a month of attempts. No matches were found for missing cats in the area. Police said it is feral.


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Lost Retriever

A female golden retriever was reported lost on Ridgedale Road. Police said the pet was 15 or 16 years old.

A Missing Cat

A man reported his Siamese cat missing on Nov. 13. Police said the cat has been missing for weeks, but the owner told them he had been unable to call because of Hurricane Sandy.

Generous Donations

Monroe Animal Control expresses its gratitude to the Gentile family for their donation of four 10 oz. cans of dog food to the shelter at 447 Purdy Hill Road on Nov. 13.

Officers also thank the Hensel family for their donations of dog treats and 15 pounds of dry dog food on Nov. 13.

Animal Casualties

A dead deer was found in a front yard in the 400-block of Elm Street at 10:16 a.m. on Nov. 14. Police said the cause of death was a motor vehicle strike. The animal weighed about 150 pounds, according to the report.

A similar incident involving a 200-pound deer was reported on Downs Road on Nov. 14.


A deer was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the 200-block of Monroe Turnpike at around 10:28 p.m. on Nov. 14. A state deer kill report was filed and the carcass was removed.


A stray cat was found dead near a fire pit in a backyard on Greenfield Hill Road at 8:21 a.m. on Nov. 15. The carcass was photographed and removed, police said, adding it had no collar and did not match any missing cat reports for the area.


The carcass of a raccoon hit by a vehicle was removed from the 900-block of Monroe Turnpike at 10:34 a.m. Police said it was a male weighing about 20 pounds.


A deer was hit by a vehicle in the 80-block of Main Street at around 11:38 p.m. on Nov. 11. Police said an officer searched the area, but could not find the deer.


An injured deer was seen in the roadway in the 170-block of Turkey Roost Road at around 6:40 p.m. on Nov. 12. No driver reported a collision and an officer who searched the area could not find the animal.

Police said the area had been scheduled for continued patrol for the remainder of the week.


The carcass of a coyote hit by a vehicle on Monroe Turnpike, near the Trumbull town line, was removed at around 10:54 a.m. on Nov. 13.


An adult female coyote was found dead in front of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm Street, at around 12:38 a.m. on Nov. 12. Police said the animal, which weighed an estimated 45 pounds, was killed by a "motor vehicle strike".


A deer died in the 50-block of Easton Road (Route 59) at around 5:49 p.m. after it was hit by a vehicle. A state deer kill incident report form was filled out and the carcass was removed, according to police.

KikiMoon November 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Any idea how I could find out about the dead cat found near a fire pit on Greenfield Hill? My white cat got out during the hurricane and I've been searching relentlessly.
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