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The Stamford Animal Care & Control Shelter is back into the swing
of things following Hurricane Sandy, but they weren't totally spared
when the storm blew through the city, according to Director Laurie
On Monday, a Shephard mix escaped on Courtland Ave. and ran off,
Hollywood said. The shelter also recovered a young Staffordshire
Terrier, roughly 6 or 7 months old, dark brindle color mixed with white.
The pup had no microchip.
They've also recovered several injured wild animals, but Hollywood
said she couldn't be sure to what she could attribute their injuries.
A kitten had to be euthanized after being found with a broken back
according to Hollywod. Several raccoons were recovered with injuries to
their legs, she said, and the shelters recovered a couple sick skunks as
Hollywood said the skunks that have been ill could be attributed to the time of the year, though the storm didn't help.
"It's the time of the year when a lot of people get sick," Hollywood
said. "Wild animals tend to get sick around this time as well."
A chocolate lab was recovered by the shelter on November 14th,
Hollywood said. It was found loose on Rippowam Road in Shippain, she
She described the dog as being a nice dog, approximately 2 years old,
with a good personality and a skin condition. Hollywood said they'd
have to take the animal to the animal hospital before putting it up for
adoption if the owner didn't return to claim it.