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Operations limited while investigation continues

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Stamford, CT | Added on May 22, 2014 At 07:35 PM

An investigation into Stamford’s Animal Control Center continues, following allegations that the shelter has failed to follow state guidelines and proper procedures regarding the adoption and control of potentially aggressive dogs.

The Stamford Police Department announced the investigation at the beginning of the month, and is working on the case with the Office of Public Safety and the City’s Human Resources Division.

According to a statement from the police department, the shelter was not accepting or adopting dogs out after the launch of the investigation. An employee at the shelter, who requested to remain off-camera, said dogs are now being adopted out on a case-by-case basis. The employee said the shelter can’t accept owner surrendered dogs but is still taking in strays.

All other operations at the shelter will continue. This includes responding to incidents of animal abuse, sick or injured animals, and the care of animals already at the shelter.

City officials and shelter employees said they could not comment further on the matter due to the investigation’s ongoing status. Stay with It’s Relevant News for more on this story.  


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