After Dog Attacked, New Canaan Police Seek Help Identifying Suspected Aggressor Dog and Owner

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New Canaan police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owners of an off-leash dog that, police say, attacked and gravely wounded a smaller canine in New Canaan last week, and left the scene.

man and dog suspected in New Canaan attack on dog

Photo from New Canaan P.D.

The man and dog in question.

The attack took place in the back of South School, near Crystal Street (about a mile north of Darien), at about 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the Police Department’s Animal Control section.

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A man and woman had been with the aggressor dog, a shepherd-type breed, when it attacked a mini-golden doodle who was on leash, Halm said.

The pair were asked for contact information but declined to give it and left, she said.

Though police have some footage of the man from area surveillance cameras (see above), no information on their vehicle’s make or license plate could be seen, she said.

Anyone who knows or recognizes the attacking dog or owners is asked to please contact Animal Control at 203-594-3510.

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