A loose dog took Stamford Animal Control on a chase through the city Tuesday, leading them through Richmond Hill, Downtown Stamford and Columbus Park before finally being corralled on 7th Street.
According to Officer Tilford Cobb, he received a call on Tuesday, October 8, about a Staffordshire Terrier roaming around on Richmond Hill Avenue, but when he arrived on the scene, there was no dog to be found.
Then he received a call about a Staffordshire Park running around near the Swiss Bank downtown.
Chasing the dog to that area, he found it gone again, but now calls were coming in about a dog near the park with a man chasing it and attempting to wrangle it up. The dog, however, remained elusive, and chasing the dog their proved fruitless. Next came calls from Washington Boulevard. Still no dog.
Finally, a call came from a 15-year-old girl who said a Staffordshire Terrier followed her home from school to her house on 7th Street. Cobb was able to round up the dog at that location and reunite it with its owner.
Cobb said the chase took a couple of hours before the dog was safely recovered.
"We kept getting calls and every time I'd get somewhere, he'd be on the move," Cobb said. "He was on the run with some guy chasing him. When the girl called walking home from school, we were finally able to get eyes on it and pick it up."