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Report: Westport Closing Prompts Animal Dumping

Cats and dogs are being dumped in lower Fairfield County as the Connecticut Humane Society’s Westport shelter remains closed for renovation, local animal control officials and advocates say, according to today’s The Advocate of Stamford/Norwalk.

The renovated Westport shelter will be able to hold 300 animals and offer improved veterinary facilities, said Cheryl Rice, a Humane Society spokeswoman in Newington. The Westport shelter is scheduled to reopen this summer, she said.

The Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization based in Newington, operates shelters in Newington, Bethany and Waterford, which are too distant to accept pets from Stamford and Greenwich, animal control workers said.

Several animal control officials and welfare groups in lower Fairfield County said they are struggling to keep up with increased demand to accept abandoned pets, the newspaper said.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

7:30 a.m. – Staples High School, Room 516 – Board of Education public hearing for SHS staff on school start time
8:30 a.m. – Staples High School Conf. Room – Board of Education Superintendent’s Curriculum Materials Review Committee
10 a.m. – Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Lobby – Long Lots parking lot video presentation
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Education Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Shellfish Commission
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Special Board of Finance meeting
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Public Protection Committee
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – RTM (cable coverage channel 79)