Stamford, Connecticut - Pet Adoption

Angela Carella: The long, sad tale of the dog pound - StamfordAdvocate
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"An animal control officer has to be in control of the animal control center," Connors said. "The officer can't let volunteers run it. The dog pound belongs to the city of Stamford and the people of Stamford. It is not a not-for-profit shelter. It's a public pound for holding stray animals. The law says municipalities in Connecticut must have a dog pound and if not, house dogs in a commercial kennel or veterinary hospital, to get them off the street for public safety reasons."
Sep 30, 2009 - Keith loved animals and volunteered at the Stamford Dog Pound
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I live in Stamford, CT; I am proud to be a volunteer and president of Outreach to Pets in Need. Our group subsidizes a SNIP program which offers Stamford residents spay or neuter, microchip and vaccines for pit bull and pit mixes for 75.00. We do our best to promote this program and check each and every dog that comes to our free quarterly microchip clinic to see if they are spayed and neutered, if they are not- we make certain the owner is aware of our SNIP program. We have myriad programs that were designed and implemented with the guidance of our shelter Director, Laurie Hollywood. Laurie pioneered progressive shelter care into our antiquated City Pound nine years ago. Our group was formed seven years ago as a 501(c) 3- our mission is to put an end to pet homelessness. Up until May 2nd, the start of the shelter investigation (which will be completed soon) we diligently promoted, walked, extended medical payments, microchips, training, care and so much more for the pets at the shelter. We also “pulled” or “adopted” dogs from the shelter and placed in foster homes. The flyers on your page are ours, they are not adoption agreements, they are not used in lieu of meet and greets, they are certainly not to be exchanged for an adoption application, they are simply flyers promoting the homeless pets in our community. We take adoptions very seriously, the flyer is advertising a homeless pet, many hours of detail occur between an initial meeting and a prospective adoption. Find Stamford New York animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies
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While it is hardly a high-priority item, the police in Stamford, along with the Mayor's office, are trying to find out why no one told Mr. Serrani that a mixed-breed collie he adopted from the city dog pound on Dec. 23, and subsequently named Buddy, had bitten a 14-year-old girl on Dec. 2. The Animal Control Task Force has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, fourth floor, . Task Force members have been sent the No-Kill Equation materials for their consideration as they develop policies for Animal Control. They say they do not want to kill animals, but yet they do not say they support No-Kill. Just what do they support? We hope the public will come and offer their voices or just lend support for those who cannot speak; the animals. The Task Force wants to hear what you want for Stamford. We hope that it is to bring back our No-Kill "animal shelter" so that no savable animals are killed. Ask them to stop using the disguise of "public safety" as a reason to return to a 1960s "dog pound" mentality. There's no place for that in 2014. ''The Stamford pound has always been very crowded,'' she said. Miss Bowler, the former dog warden, agreed. ''We've complained about conditions for years and have asked the city to expand the facilities, but they've ignored us.'' she said. Nov. 30, 1986: Just days before they were supposed to be killed, Mayor granted a "stay of execution" to the animals at the overcrowded Stamford dog pound.STAMFORD — The public will have its say Tuesday on a proposed new city law that dictates how the city’s dog pound handles dangerous dogs and cooperates with volunteer organizations.