Animal Reports: Will an Injured Deer Recover?

Animal Control is monitoring the status of a deer hit by a vehicle on Moose Hill Road, a fox is missing a lot of hair, coyote sightings and dog reports.

An Injured Deer on Moose Hill

A deer struck by a vehicle March 2 and suffering from a leg fracture was found laying in a Moose Hill Road woman's yard, according to Monroe Animal Control.

The deer was able to move and fled into the woods upon the officer's arrival.

Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said periodic checks will be made to assess the animal's progress and condition. If the deer's condition worsens, Risko said it will be put out of its misery.

This is because the wound could develop gang green and all of the food the deer eats would be used to fight infection, leading to starvation and a slow death, according to Risko.

The home range for an urban deer is within 800 yards of its birth place, Risko said.


A Sick Fox

A sick fox was seen in the roadway on Route 110 at 12:51 p.m. March 1. Police said a large amount of hair was missing.

There was no exposure or contact with the animal and animal control officers were unable to find it.


Coyote Sightings

A Hawthorne Road man reported seeing coyote in his neighborhood March 1 and expressed concern about his children's safety.

Monroe Animal Control reviewed common coyote behavior with him and shared common cautions.


Animals Hit by Vehicles

A raccoon was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle on Main Street. Its carcass was collected on March 2.

The carcass of a deer was also collected March 6 after being hit by a vehicle in the 1300-block of Monroe Turnpike.


Anyone Missing a Pit Bull Terrier?

Trumbull Animal Control impounded a female Pit Bull Terrier on Trefoil Drive, near the Monroe town line, at 12:38 p.m. March 5.

Monroe Animal Control had no missing dog reports matching the description and a computer search of the map index area found no matches, according to the report.

If the dog's owner reads this, the number for Trumbull Animal Control is (203) 452-5088.


Missing Dog Found

A Webb Circle resident reported an English Shepherd named "Ollie" missing on March 3, but found the dog without incident.

However, animal control issued a written warning to its owner for failure to license.


A Roaming Dog Complaint

A Lover's Lane resident was issued a written warning for failure to license on March 3 after someone complained that the resident's dog was roaming on Twin Brook Terrace at 1:59 p.m.


Failure to License

Nineteen pet owners were mailed written warnings for failure to license their dogs over the past week.

Walt March 09, 2012 at 04:22 PM
unless it"s a long suffering jets fan...
Christine E. March 09, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Don't rub it in, Walt :)
Craig Zac March 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Gang Green, great bamd from the 80s-90s... Out of Boston i believe.
Wolfe March 11, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Yes, Alex, I will be cautious of my small animals when I am in the Stepney part of town. LOL!!!
candlou March 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM
A big Bob Cat walked through our back yard this week. I knocked on the window and he sat down and just looked at me.. Sat there for about five minutes then wandered away... If you live in Southbury it would me a good idea to keep your cats and small dogs inside ..


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