When Dogs Attack
Two German Shepherds escaped from a yard on Porters Hill Road and ran into the street, attacking a 56-year-old neighbor who was taking a walk, biting the man several times before the owner's son could get control of the dogs.
The owner agreed to remove her dogs from the neighborhood following a quarantine period. Both dogs are validly vaccinated and licensed. The pet owner was given a written warning for annoyance/dogs in the roadway and issued a $75 infraction for creating a nuisance (bite) — first offense.
Police said the bite victim was okay.
Take the Long Way Home
A passing motorist in Newtown noticed a stray Pekingese dog on Nov. 7 and brought it to Monroe Town & Country Veterinary Hospital because the dog was wearing a rabies vaccination tag from there.
The vet's office was unable to contact the owner, so Monroe impounded the dog and transported it to Newtown Animal Control. Newtown officers said the dog was missing since Sunday. They contacted the owner, a resident from East Street in Newtown, who immediately redeemed the dog.
Coyote in the School Lot
A woman told Monroe Animal Control she saw a coyote in the Stepney Elementary School parking lot on Nov. 6, but she reported it the next day.
Police said an officer on patrol was unable to find the animal, but routine, periodic patrol of the area has been scheduled.
In the meantime, the woman was given a PSA on common cautions for coyotes.
Sad End for a Cat
A sick or injured cat was seen in a front yard on Fan Hill Road at around 11:31 a.m. on Nov. 2. Police said the cat, which had no collar, was impounded then brought to a veterinarian for care.
The vet found that the cat was suffering from heart disease, a blood clot and paralysis. The owner was unknown and the cat did not match any missing pets reported in the area. The animal was euthanized.
Hiding in a Storm Drain
A sick or injured raccoon reported on Stony Brook Drive is believed to have entered a storm drain. An animal control officer responding to the call at 5:04 p.m. on Nov. 1 had lost sight of it, then could not find it.
The carcass of a dead rabbit was removed from a sidewalk on Great Hollow Road on Nov. 1. Police believe a cat killed it.
Deer vs. Car
A deer was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Israel Hill Road, according to a report filed at 4:22 a.m. on Nov. 7. Police said the driver was not injured.