When an SUV Goes Off the Road, the Dog Jumps Out the Window

A dog escapes a one-vehicle accident unscathed, a cat goes missing and the roadway is dangerous for deer.

Dog Bails from SUV Accident

A 38-year-old Monroe man's dog jumped out the window of his '95 GMC SUV when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a guard rail at Cottage Street and Brookside Trail and traveled about 25 feet into the woods at 4:12 p.m. on Jan. 3, but his mother later found their dog in the area of Old Zoar Road, according to police.

Police said there were no injuries and that the driver was issued a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.

A Missing Cat

An Old Tannery Road resident reported a lost cat at 3:56 p.m. on Jan. 7. Police said it is a short-hair female weighing about 8 pounds.

Generous Donations

Monroe Animal Control is grateful for the generous donations it received this month at its animal shelter at Purdy Hill Road.

The Petrasy family of Seymour donated 20 pounds of dry dog food and the O'Shaughnessy family donated blankets and sheets on Jan. 3.

The Sykora family donated a 15-pound box of dog treats. And the Hardy family donated canned dog food on Jan. 7.

Animal Casualties

A deer was killed when it was struck by a vehicle on Main Street at around 11:33 p.m. on Jan. 8.

A Fan Hill Road resident found a dead deer at the edge of the driveway and the road at around 6:55 a.m. on Jan. 9. Police said it was struck by a vehicle.

A deer was struck by a vehicle on Route 110 at around 5:58 a.m. on Jan. 7. An officer searched the area but could not find the deer. Periodic checks will be made.

A stray cat was found dead in the roadway on Elm Street at 8:24 a.m. on Jan. 5. Police said it was a short hair, domestic male, around 8 years old with no collar. It did not match any missing cat reports in the area, according to police.

A deer was struck by a vehicle on Cross Hill Road on Jan. 4 at around 9:23 p.m., but police could not find the animal.

A deer injured after being struck by a vehicle on Melon Patch Lane at around 7:18 p.m. on Jan. 2 was last seen going into the woods. Police said an officer searched the area, but could not find the animal. Then periodic checks were made. No other complaints were received, so the case was closed.

A deer was struck by a vehicle on Elm Street, according to a late accident report made on Jan. 2. Police said an officer searched the area, but could not find the deer.

A deer was killed when it was struck by a vehicle on Hammertown Road on Jan. 3.

Senior Citizen January 29, 2013 at 03:55 PM
People need to realize they have to slow down, get off the cell phone and pay attention especially in the morning hours and evening hours. We share our town with many wildlife besides people and we need to be considerate of them also. So many animals suffer and are killed every day because people are in too much in a hurry. We must all learn to live together and show compassion and regards for our wildlife. Isn't that why you moved to the country in the first place? SLOW DOWN EVERYONE!


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