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Dog Found Purposely Hooked By Collar To Tree At Sanctuary In CT Dog Found Purposely Hooked By Collar To Tree At Sanctuary In CT
Dog Found Purposely Hooked By Collar To Tree At Sanctuary In CT Online wishes to adopt a dog that was found hooked by his collar to a tree in Connecticut have been pouring in since a good Samaritan found the animal. Update: Manchester Woman Who Tied Dog To Tree With Collar Charged The incident occurred in Hartford County on Monday, April 22, at the Frank Niederwerfer Wildlife Sanctuary in South Windsor for the report of a barking dog, said officials with the Tyler Regional Animal Care Shelter. According to officers who came to the dog named Kobe rescue, someone left the male black and white pit bull locked to the tree by his collar and walked aw…
Update: Missing Donkey In CT May Have Been Stolen, Advocate Group Says Update: Missing Donkey In CT May Have Been Stolen, Advocate Group Says
Update: Missing Donkey In CT May Have Been Stolen, Advocate Group Says A donkey that has now been missing for a week in Connecticut may have been stolen, according to the animal law advocate group offering a reward to anyone who can help locate it.  Jackie the donkey was originally reported missing from Hickory Lane in the Litchfield County town of Bethlehem on Thursday, Jan. 11, according to Bethlehem Animal Control.  Earlier Report - 'Please Bring Her Home': $3K Reward Offered For Recovery Of Missing Donkey In Bethlehem In the days since her disappearance, Desmond’s Army Animal Law Advocates has offered a $3,000 reward for any infor…
Beluga Whale Dies At Mystic Aquarium In CT Beluga Whale Dies At Mystic Aquarium In CT
Beluga Whale Dies At Mystic Aquarium In CT A third beluga whale from a Canadian amusement park has died at Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium after suffering from an incurable condition.  The death of beloved beluga whale Kharabali was announced by New London County's Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  In their announcement, the aquarium said that Kharabali was the third whale to pass away who had arrived from Marineland, an amusement park located in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Two other whales, named Havok and Havana, died in August 2021 and February 2022 respectively after also suffering from unde…
Beardsley Zoo In Bridgeport Uncovers Cause Of Exotic Monkey's Deaths Beardsley Zoo In Bridgeport Uncovers Cause Of Exotic Monkey's Deaths
Beardsley Zoo In Bridgeport Uncovers Cause Of Exotic Monkey's Deaths Following the death of two Callimico monkeys at the Beardsley Zoo in Fairfield County, zoo officials are underscoring its longstanding commitment to animal safety and welfare. The monkeys, also known as Goeldi’s, named Monty and Jovi died in August at the zoo in Bridgeport, after consuming a live mouse that had been contaminated with a rodent control product, said zoo officials following a necropsy.  "This was an incredibly rare occurrence involving a product that had been used without incident in the building for more than a decade," they added. The control product was…
Navy Vet’s Sick Pit Bull Died After George Santos Stole Charity Money, Report Alleges Navy Vet’s Sick Pit Bull Died After George Santos Stole Charity Money, Report Alleges
Navy Vet’s Sick Pit Bull Died After George Santos Stole Charity Money, Report Alleges This story has been updated to include a response from Rep. Santos.  The unraveling saga of embattled New York Rep. George Santos appears to have escalated beyond mere resume “embellishments” and possible campaign finance violations to the alleged cruel and heartless betrayal of a disabled military veteran. Richard Osthoff, a US Navy veteran from Howell, New Jersey, told Patch that he was put in touch with Santos in May 2016 to help raise money for his 10-year-old service pit bull, Sapphire, who had developed a life-threatening stomach tumor the year before. Earlier Report: Embattled NY …
Moose Rescued After Getting Stuck On Fence In Connecticut Moose Rescued After Getting Stuck On Fence In Connecticut
Moose Rescued After Getting Stuck On Fence In Connecticut Authorities in Connecticut rescued a moose after the animal became trapped on a fence. Wardens responded to a report of a moose stuck on a fence in the Litchfield County town of Barkhamsted at about midnight on Saturday, Oct. 1, according to Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police. Officials said the moose was unable to get its back legs over the fence, and the animal's belly stopped it from being able to back up. The Barkhamsted Fire Department cut one end of the fence panel, freeing the moose. After about 15 seconds of being freed, the moose slowly walked away. "This t…
Severed Deer Head Found In Driveway Of Home Of Town Official In Fairfield County Severed Deer Head Found In Driveway Of Home Of Town Official In Fairfield County
Severed Deer Head Found In Driveway Of Home Of Town Official In Fairfield County Police in Fairfield County are investigating after a severed deer head was left in a town official’s driveway. New Canaan Police confirmed that the head was found just before 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 27, but have released few other details, including the town official's identity.  “At this time, we are investigating this incident,” New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said. “No further information will be released at this time.” This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
State Takes Custody Of Eight Pit Bulls Involved In Dogfighting Investigation State Takes Custody Of Eight Pit Bulls Involved In Dogfighting Investigation
State Takes Custody Of Eight Pit Bulls Involved In Dogfighting Investigation State officials in Connecticut have taken custody of eight dogs in New Haven County that were part of an alleged multi-state dogfighting ring, authorities announced. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture was granted permanent custody by a judge of eight dogs that were seized in Meriden following an investigation into the alleged dogfighting ring. According to a Superior Court judge in Hartford, the dogs were neglected and cruelly treated before they were seized and handed over to the Department of Agriculture. An independent animal behaviorist is now evaluating the dogs to determine wh…
Man Accused Of Keeping Exotic Animals In Unsafe Conditions Man Accused Of Keeping Exotic Animals In Unsafe Conditions
Man Accused Of Keeping Exotic Animals In Unsafe Conditions A man has been accused of keeping a sloth and a wallaby in unsafe and unsatisfactory conditions in his New York home. The United States Department of Agriculture cited Long Island resident Larry Wallach after searching his East Rockaway home and allegedly found a sloth living in an enclosure in his garage during the June 2021 inspection. "Hanging from the ceiling in the interior of the sloth enclosure, is a light fixture and on the floor of the interior is a portable electric humidifier with the cord exposed," the USDA complaint said. "The sloth has access to the exposed ligh…
Dozens Of Goats Seized From Property In Fairfield County Dozens Of Goats Seized From Property In Fairfield County
Dozens Of Goats Seized From Property In Fairfield County A large number of goats have been seized by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture from a Fairfield County farm after receiving a complaint about injured goats and general care issues. The seizure by a warrant, took place on Wednesday, March 10, with the assistance of the Town of Redding and the Redding Police Department, at 147 Cross Highway, in Redding, the department said. The department did not release the exact number of goats removed.  In October 2020, department officials received a complaint about injured goats and general care issues on the property. Previous complaints ab…
Man Fleeing Troopers Put K-9 In Headlock, CT State Police Say Man Fleeing Troopers Put K-9 In Headlock, CT State Police Say
Man Fleeing Troopers Put K-9 In Headlock, CT State Police Say A man who put a state police K-9 in a headlock in order to try and escape after taking a vehicle without permission was nabbed by police. Joseph McCormack, 29, of Ashford in Windham County, was arrested around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, after Connecticut State Police responded to a home in Stafford on a complaint that a vehicle had been taken without permission. When troopers arrived at the home of the complainant, McCormack was there, but fled from officers, state police said. A trooper with his K-9 partner Drago began a track of McCormack and followed him for more than a mile where the…
Dog Receives 'Mysterious' Bite Wound While Playing In Fairfield County Yard Dog Receives 'Mysterious' Bite Wound While Playing In Fairfield County Yard
Dog Receives 'Mysterious' Bite Wound While Playing In Fairfield County Yard A Fairfield County dog received a mysterious bite wound while loose in a yard in Fairfield County. Monroe Animal Control said the incident happened on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the area of Church Street, while the owner was cleaning off a gas grill and heard the dog yelp in the tree line of the yard. The dog's owner took the animal to a veterinary office who then called animal control to report a "wound of unknown origin," said Spc. Ofc. Edward Risko. The dog, who was vaccinated for rabies, suffered injuries to his hind leg consistent with bite wounds from a raccoon, fox or maybe co…
Photo Of Dog On Back Of Trailer On I-84 Leads To Social Media Outcry Photo Of Dog On Back Of Trailer On I-84 Leads To Social Media Outcry
Photo Of Dog On Back Of Trailer On I-84 Leads To Social Media Outcry A simple picture of a dog in a crate on the back of a trailer has sent area dog lover in a tailspin on social media. The outrage began on Friday, Nov. 1, when a driver happened to see the large dog in some kind of pen in the back of a trailer on busy I-84 eastbound near the Newburgh/Beacon bridge and snapped the photo.  He then posted it to Facebook and dog lovers across the region were up in arms in seconds. The dog doesn't look like he's in distress, but people sure are. With cries of "he should be locked up," and "did you get his license plate?" to "Call the police!" filled the man…
Video: Woman Climbs Into Lion's Den At Bronx Zoo, Appears To Taunt Animal Video: Woman Climbs Into Lion's Den At Bronx Zoo, Appears To Taunt Animal
Video: Woman Climbs Into Lion's Den At Bronx Zoo, Appears To Taunt Animal A trespasser at the Bronx Zoo was able to escape unharmed after she leaped into the African lion exhibit and appeared to taunt one of the animals in a video that went viral on social media over the weekend. The woman, donning a gray T-shirt and black pants, hopped over the barrier at the zoo on Saturday, Sept. 28, and could be seen dancing in front of a lion who gave her a death stare. The video was later posted on Instagram and went viral. Officials said the woman was able to exit the exhibit before the lion reacted to her unexpected visit. Her name has not been released, and no injuries w…
Beloved Elephant At Connecticut Fairs Dies At 54 Beloved Elephant At Connecticut Fairs Dies At 54
Beloved Elephant At Connecticut Fairs Dies At 54 Beulah, the beloved elephant who has appeared at Connecticut fairs and Big E events across the region has died at the age of 54. Tim Commerford of Commerford’s Petting Zoo in Goshen, Connecticut said Beulah died of natural causes, according to a necropsy. “We are heartbroken," the Commerford family said. "We have lost a member of our family. Beulah was 54, the matriarch of our family. We are grateful she was with us as long as she was." Beulah was known to thousands of people for offering rides and appearing at the Big E events from  Commerford said Beulah loved her treats and l…
Know Her? Dog Found In Fairfield Stop & Shop Parking Lot Know Her? Dog Found In Fairfield Stop & Shop Parking Lot
Know Her? Dog Found In Fairfield Stop & Shop Parking Lot Recognize her? Fairfield Animal Control is attempting to reunite a bulldog with her family after it was found roaming in the Stop & Shop parking lot on Villa Avenue in Fairfield on Thursday, Aug. 29. The bulldog had no tags and was scanned, but does not have a microchip, Animal Control noted. “This Beautiful Bulldog mix was found on Thursday, Aug 29 roaming in the Stop & Shop parking lot on villa ave in (Fairfield),” the organization posted on Facebook. “She had no tags and was scanned but does not have a microchip. If anyone knows who this dog belongs to please call Fairfield A…
Animal Control Officials Trying To Determine Who Threw Cat Off Bridge Boy Rescued Animal Control Officials Trying To Determine Who Threw Cat Off Bridge Boy Rescued
Animal Control Officials Trying To Determine Who Threw Cat Off Bridge Boy Rescued Update:  Animal welfare officials are investigating leads to determine who threw the cat a boy rescued off a bridge in the area, according to Bridgeport Animal Control. "We have found out that it is a neighborhood cat (stray) that many people recognize. We are continuing to look at the cameras on local businesses and homes," said spokesperson for the shelter. The 10-year-old flagged down a police officer in Bridgeport because he reportedly saw an adult male throw a box over the bridge into the water at Berkshire and Knowlton, said Bridgeport Animal Control. The boy reportedly h…
School Speech Therapist Katja Krumpelbeck Of Greenwich Dies At 33 School Speech Therapist Katja Krumpelbeck Of Greenwich Dies At 33
School Speech Therapist Katja Krumpelbeck Of Greenwich Dies At 33 Katja M. Krumpelbeck, a school speech therapist, of Greenwich, died Monday, July 22 with family members by her side. She was 33. A beloved daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, Godmother, and friend, she was born on Sept.17, 1985 in Greenwich to Karin and John Krumpelbeck of Stamford. Krumpelbeck worked as a speech and cognitive disorders therapist for the New York City school system.  She loved helping all people and especially enjoyed working with children, said the obituary. Krumpelbeck loved New York City, Broadway shows, all kinds of music, Cape Cod, fine art, and nature. She lov…
Abandoned Dog Found Tied To Tree In Norwalk Park Stirs Plenty Of Hearts Abandoned Dog Found Tied To Tree In Norwalk Park Stirs Plenty Of Hearts
Abandoned Dog Found Tied To Tree In Norwalk Park Stirs Plenty Of Hearts A dog found tied to a tree in Norwalk with a note telling her story has melted the hearts of plenty of area residents interested in adopting. Annabelle was found by a passerby in Cranbury Park on Friday, July 26, said the Norwalk Animal Control. Animal control officers responded and found the 3-year-old female pitbull tied to a tree, along with a note on her collar, the department said. “To whomever loves dogs,” the note said. “She’s an amazing dog. House trained. Brendal and Bully. Aug. 12 she’ll be 3 years. Human friendly. Dog friendly. All shots and a sweet heart. Her name is Annabell.…
Halal Meat Store Shut Down After Slaughter Of Young Cow In Home Depot Parking Lot Halal Meat Store Shut Down After Slaughter Of Young Cow In Home Depot Parking Lot
Halal Meat Store Shut Down After Slaughter Of Young Cow In Home Depot Parking Lot A young cow was slaughtered outside a Home Depot in Bloomfield, leading to the closure of the business from which it escaped, according to NBC Connecticut. The animal had escaped from the meat store across the street on Saturday, July 13 and ran to the parking lot of Home Depot in Bloomfield.  The animal and other live animals were at the Saba meat store which is a halal meat store that prepares products observing Islamic law, reports NBC Connecticut. Men from Saba followed the escaped cow, one with a bow and arrow,  according to NBC Connecticut. One of the men shot at the …
Two Cats Killed After Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Bridgeport Two Cats Killed After Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Bridgeport
Two Cats Killed After Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Bridgeport Two cats were killed during an apartment fire in Bridgeport. The fire started Sunday afternoon, July 14 at a three-story apartment building on Monroe Street, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Fire Department. The fire was contained to the apartment on the second floor of the building and no occupants were home at the time, he said. The cats were found when firefighters searched the unit. "Unfortunately, the pets perished as a result of the conditions in the apartment prior to our arrival," the fire department said. The fire department said the fire started in the kitchen bu…
A Good Dog Rescue's Lisa Smith Is A Dog's Best Friend A Good Dog Rescue's Lisa Smith Is A Dog's Best Friend
A Good Dog Rescue's Lisa Smith Is A Dog's Best Friend Lisa Smith knows dogs. The Ossining resident has fostered dogs for the past eight years, working with eight major rescue organizations in the area. She is co-owner of Canine Kindergarten, a doggie daycare started over 15 years ago in Verplanck and now with two additional locations in Mount Kisco and Yorktown. And, as of October of last year, Smith is the founder of A Good Dog Rescue. Since she started, Smith has adopted out over 1,000 dogs in the tri-state area, doing about 10 adoptions a week (with an adoption costing new owners about $200 to $450). Smith finds most of her foster dogs from…
Puppies Found Dead In Plastic Bag On Roadway Puppies Found Dead In Plastic Bag On Roadway
Puppies Found Dead In Plastic Bag On Roadway Four puppies were found dead on the side of a roadway by police after receiving a call from a resident in Connecticut. The puppies were found just before noon on Sunday, Jan. 6, when the Middletown Police Department received a call from a resident about a bag of deceased puppies found on the side of Preston Avenue, said Middletown Lt. Heather Desmond. A preliminary investigation revealed that the puppies were approximately two weeks old, black in color with some white on chin, chest, and feet.  The puppies were all male and appeared to be a possible poodle or cocker spaniel mixed bree…
Nearly 100 Puppies Rescued After Blaze Breaks Out At Pet Shop Nearly 100 Puppies Rescued After Blaze Breaks Out At Pet Shop
Nearly 100 Puppies Rescued After Blaze Breaks Out At Pet Shop Firefighters along with the help of Good Samaritans were able to save almost 100 puppies when a fire broke in a warehouse attached to a local pet store in Danbury. The fire was reported around 8:56 p.m. Thursday, Jan., 3, a fire was reported on Lake Avenue Extension in the area of the "Puppy Love" building, said the Danbury Fire Department on Facebook. When approaching the scene Engine 26 could see the heavy fire from Kenosia Avenue, causing Lt. Mark Miguel to transmit a second alarm.  Deputy Chief Steve Williams arrived and took command, finding a fully involved 100 x 50-foot warehouse b…
Investigation Launched After Metal Pellet Found On Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued By CT EnCon Police Investigation Launched After Metal Pellet Found On Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued By CT EnCon Police
Investigation Launched After Metal Pellet Found On Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued By CT EnCon Police Know anything? The Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are seeking the public’s assistance after finding a bird who had its wing broken by a metal pellet. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, an injured red-tailed hawk was found at a residence near the exit 4 ramp on I-691 and West Main Street in Meriden. The bird was taken to the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital, where an x-ray found that a metal pellet had been embedded in its left wing, causing it to bring the ulna bone, police said. The red-tailed hawk remains under observation. Anyone with information regarding the bird or what cau…
Darien Police K9 Argo Gets New Body Armor Darien Police K9 Argo Gets New Body Armor
Darien Police K9 Argo Gets New Body Armor The next time Darien Police canine Argo steps out to a crime scene, he’ll be donning some of the same protective equipment as his human partner. Argo is the happy recipient of a new bullet and stab protective vest, which was donated from Vested Interest in K9s, a not-for-profit organization. The vest was sponsored by an anonymous donor and is expected to be ready for the Darien Police dog within eight weeks. According to police, each vest has a value between $1,744 and $2,283 and will protect Argo from most bullet and stab situations. The vests weighs an estimated five pounds and comes with…
Amur Tiger Twins Meet The Press At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo Amur Tiger Twins Meet The Press At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo
Amur Tiger Twins Meet The Press At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The twin tiger cubs staffers at the Beardsley Zoo have been hand rearing since November made their media debut Thursday. The nearly seven-week-old girls — Zeya and Reka — mewed and sat together, curiously peering out at a gaggle of newspaper and TV reporters and cameras. “This is their first time out with people,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “We’re expecting them not to be enthralled by that.” The zoo’s 10-year-old Amur tiger Changbai gave birth to four cubs on Nov. 25, all of whom arrived underweight. Sadly, two died and Changbai showed no interest in the remainin…
Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close
Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It's too cold even for the animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, which is closed Saturday due to the frigid weather.  The popular family destination is normally open every day of the year (except for three holidays). But the single digit temperatures and wind chills near -20 below are too cold for the animals — and the visitors.    Whether it’s a blustery day of snow, or a string of days with bitterly cold temperatures, the animal care staff at the Beardsley Zoo keeps their animal charges safe and warm.  “Many animals adapt to the cold weather far better than we d…