Stamford animal shelter investigated on dangerous dogs claim

This dog was recently advertised by the Stamford Animal Control Center as being up for adoption.Stamford’s animal control center is being investigated by the police department, as well as the health and the human resources departments over allegations that the shelter violated state guidelines for adoption and control of potentially aggressive dogs, the city announced Friday afternoon.

The investigation looks into allegations that the shelter did not follow state guidelines and proper procedures regarding the adoption and control of potentially aggressive dogs.

The probe is being conducted by the Stamford Police Department, the Office of Public Safety, Health and Welfare,  and the City of Stamford Human Resources Division.

The shelter will not be accepting dogs or adopting them out for an indeterminate period of time. But all other Animal Control Center functions will continue as normal, including handling reports of wild or stray animals, and feeding the animals that are currently housed at the shelter.




Christine Hall