Sick Swan Rescued from Cove Island Park

Animal reports from around Stamford.


Stamford Animal Control received reports on Feb. 13 that a sick swan was being pecked at by other swans at Cove Island Park. The swan was taken to South Wilton Veterinary Group for treatment. There were no updates on the swan's condition at press time.


There have been multiple reports of dog feces being left on sidewalks and roads on Grant, Sheridan and Lincoln streets, particularly since last week's blizzard, according to animal control officer Laurie Hollywood. In Stamford, residents could be fined $75 for not cleaning up their pets' feces. Guide dogs as well as law enforcement dogs are exempt.


A male tabby cat was found on Strawberry Hill Road on Feb. 13 with ear injuries which, according to Hollywood, is a sign that he's been fighting with other cats. So far, no one has claimed the cat, which Hollywood describes as "friendly" and not microchipped. He will stay at the animal shelter for three months before being available for adoption.


Hollywood told Patch that Animal Control will be cracking down on ticketing residents who walk their dogs without a leash at Mianus River State Park.

"It's going to be a 'zero tolerance' rule," she said. "We've been getting a lot of complaints....People are afraid to walk in the park because their kids are getting knocked down."

Hollywood said that extra animal control officers will be patroling the park and if they're unavailable to respond to complaints, the Stamford Police Department will respond. Hollywood added that she will contact Greenwich Animal Control so that they could step up patrol on their side of the park as well.


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