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Month old baby otters await vet check at Oakland Zoo.

Vet to check on Zoo’s river otter pups

BRIDGEPORT-The four North American River otters born Feb. 15 at the Beardsley Zoo will get their first checkup on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The vet will determine the pups’ genders, check their weight, listen to their heart and exam their eyes. The pups also will receive their first vaccinations. And if their mother allows, identification […] [Read More]
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Case continued for accused puppy killer

BRIDGEPORT-Five women braved the wind and the cold Monday to demand justice for a poodle puppy allegedly beaten to death by its owner last November. “Animals have no voice, so we are here as their voice,” said Tami Forcellina of Stratford. “Pets are the only creatures on our planet that love unconditionally even when they […] [Read More]
Some of the sheep at the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust.

Flanders plans vacation activities

We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: While off from school for the President’s Day holiday on Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, , kids in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to experience “Animal Adventures” where they will spend time discovering the wonderful world […] [Read More]

In 2013, 32 people were killed by dogs in the U.S.

Here’s a list of victims in the United States who were killed by domestic dogs in 2013, as compiled from news reports: * 1/8/13 Betty Todd, 65 years old, SC – Killed by her son’s pet pit bull. * 1/19/13 Christian Gormanous, 4 years old, TX – Killed by his neighbor’s chained pit bull * […] [Read More]
Rommy Rodriguez

Puppy killer due in court

BRIDGEPORT-Rommy Rodriguez Monday let her lawyer enter guilty pleas in her behalf on charges stemming from a November arrest in which she is accused of beating her months old poodle puppy to death and then burying it in the backyard of her Pacific Street home. Rodriguez, 23, is due back in the Golden Hill Street […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport , Cops , Courts , Crime , General | More
Snowy owl photo by Bob DeVitto of Fairfield, Conn.

Fairfield reader sends in owl snapshots

UPDATE: Turns out this is a barred owl. Still pretty cool. Thanks again to Bob for sending it in. We recently received this note from one of our readers: Dear Connecticut Post: I am a Connecticut post subscriber. This note is a kudos to you for your nice article about the snowy owl. I had […] [Read More]

Jury selection begins for Stratford cat case

BRIDGEPORT – Jury selection begins this morning in Superior Court for a 92-year-old Stratford woman who had more than 50 cats. Marion Perreira , of Frash Street, is charged with five counts of animal cruelty and four counts of failure to vaccinate her cats.. The Animal Control Office received a complaint in July 2010 of […] [Read More]

Pooch with ‘tude — photo bombs Westport selectman candidates

Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner, who are running for seats on Westport’s Board of Selectman, made a pitch for votes at Compo Beach Sunday afternoon, where droves of folks were enjoying the day, tossing balls for their dogs and allowing them to run in the water. Marpe is running for first selectman, and Kaner is […] [Read More]

Bridgeport animal lovers saddened by Gonzalez resignation

Check out the picture the Bridgeport Animal Control support group put up as its cover photo on Facebook yesterday, after the news came out this week that the city’s animal control officer had resigned: [Read More]
Categories: Pets

Pub crawl to raise funds for Stratford dog park

A group of residents that is trying to raise funds for a dog park Stratford is hosting a pub crawl tonight to raise money for their cause. The “Hair of the Dog” pub crawl begins at 6:45 p.m. at The Sitting Duck Tavern in Paradise Green. It costs $40 to join in the crawl, with […] [Read More]
Categories: Pets, Stratford