Stamford animal control closed after reports of aggressive dogs adopted

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–The animal control center in Stamford was closed on Monday after reports that aggressive dogs had been adopted out to families.

Police were tight-lipped about exactly what incidents took place that made them close the center. On Monday, the cages were mainly filled with pit bulls, which are dogs known for being aggressive and biting other people and dogs.

Adoptions are temporarily suspended.

“This is the only refuge for an animal that’s homeless, injured, lost in a town of over 100,000 people,” said one local woman. “You don’t want them put down,” another said.

Stamford police say they have a strict policy about adopting aggressive dogs, and are investigating whether or not someone at animal control violated that policy.

For the dogs at animal control, police said they will continue to feed them and will continue to care for them. They’ll also continue to take in stray animals.

Though police won’t say how long the temporary adoption ban or investigation will last those who support animal control are standing by them.

“I have friends that volunteer here. They wouldn’t do anything to hurt animals,” said Linda Ferris. “I really trust them.”

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