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Shelton Police Officer Dan Loris and new Police K-9 Stryker

Shelton Police resurrect K-9 unit

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SHELTON-Stryker is the newest recruit in the city’s police department. The German Shepherd and his handler Police Officer Dan Loris will begin formal training together in February. Stryker replaces Jager who retired earlier this year. “Stryker will be a great asset to the police department and the city,” said Lt. Robert Kozlowsky. The dog was […] [Read More]
A scene from last year's Fiesta Latina.

12th Annual Fiesta Latina at the Peabody coming Sat. Oct. 11

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrates the diverse cultural traditions of the Latin American peoples on Saturday, October 11, when it hosts the 12th annual Fiesta Latina from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cultures featured, among others, include those from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador and […] [Read More]
Your little doggie will have to stay home if you're going to the Milford Oyster Festival, officials say.

Don’t bring Spot to the Oyster Festival, cops say

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MILFORD — There will be a $136 fine for anyone who brings in any “animals, reptiles or any other nonhuman creatures” into the Milford Oyster Festival, except pets needed for the challenged, the Police Dept. says. Other exceptions include “approved” animals in booths or displays and police dogs. Here is more information from city officials […] [Read More]
File photo of a pit bull

Domestic dispute leads to animal cruelty charge

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Bridgeport – A man was arrested by police last week on animal cruelty charges after he had a falling out with his ex-girlfriend and neglected his pit bull for two weeks as a result. 22-year-old Octavion Joyner was arrested on May 22, after cops found a pit bull that belonged to him severely malnourished and […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Crime, Pets
Mayor Ben Blake, right, has announced that “Milford Day at the Zoo” will take place on Saturday May 31, 2014, during which Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport will host all residents of Milford from 10 am to 4 pm.  All Milford residents will get in for only $5.00 each with ID.  Spend the day at the zoo seeing all the new faces, riding the carousel and enjoying the entertainment.  Meet and greet local officials as well as business and civic leaders, your friends, and your neighbors.  On Tuesday, Zoo Director Gregg Dancho, stopped by City Hall today with a skink to show Mayor Blake and his daughter, Caroline.

Milford’s Day at the Zoo: May 31

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Month old baby otters await vet check at Oakland Zoo.

Vet to check on Zoo’s river otter pups

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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]
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