Lost pet signs may be fined

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Three weeks ago, Amanda Dennis says her dogs, Burton and Zuzu, were taken from her Hartford home by burglars.

What followed was a robust volunteer campaign where lost pet signs flooded the streets, including those of West Hartford.

But now the public works department there says it’s gone too far.

“I got a call yesterday from some officials in West Hartford that said that we had been excessive in our posting of the signs,” Dennis told WTNH Wednesday.

Officials said lose some signs or possibly face a fine. The department tells us the signs are plastered all over town — on traffic devices, telephone poles and public trash cans. Officals suggest Dennis use other means to get the word out.

Dennis also created a Facebook page to help the cause. A flier posted there has nearly 42,000 views, she said.

As far as the physical fliers, though, Dennis said she won’t relent until Burton and Zuzu return home.

“Maybe some people would call it excessive but to me nothing is too excessive to bring them home,” she said.

Dennis said the potential ultimatum of a fine is “hurtful.”

“I am trying to keep the hope alive and part of that is spreading the word so anything that gets in the way of spreading the word kind of makes me sad.”

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