Stamford fires animal control officer

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stamford Mayor David Martin says the city’s animal control manager has been fired for adopting out aggressive dogs with a history of biting that later injured other people.

Martin announced the firing of animal control manager Laurie Hollywood on Wednesday. He told The Advocate of Stamford that Hollywood is accused of withholding information about dogs’ histories and falsifying records to cover up the adoptions of violent dogs.

The mayor said that in at least two cases, dogs at the animal shelter that were adopted out but returned because they bit someone were adopted out again. Officials say one dog was adopted out despite having bitten three police officers, and it bit the new owner’s wife.

Hollywood couldn’t be reached Thursday. No phone listing for her could be found.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

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