Thu, 02/13/2020 - 3:38pm Heraldgroton
Groton Animal Control responded to 21 calls during the month of January.
Following is a breakdown of the calls:
• Loose, missing or found dogs: 13 (leading the pack in numbers, no pun intended)
• 2 Porcupine incidents
• 2 Bobcats, 1 sighting
• 1 Cow (strayed into Groton from Littleton, returned to Littleton for lack of documentation)
• 1 Injured hawk
• 1 Fox sighting
• 2 Opossum sightings
Opossums are a southern animal, increasing in numbers in our area, but they do poorly in cold weather. Our reports were of them seeking shelter in chicken coops. They are capable of killing chickens but we have had no incidents reported so far of that happening.
The wildlife calls were handled over the phone. Animal Control can only give advice or information on wildlife.
The wandering Great Dane formerly known as Enzyme, now known as Mira (short for Miracle) was finally caught and returned to her owner after traveling an estimated 350 miles.
Once again, a reminder to please license our dogs in Groton. In addition to receiving a veterinary tag showing proof of rabies vaccination, they must wear a Groton tag on their collar at all times. The licensing deadline is the end of February. After March 1 there is a late fee involved. Licensing can be done on-line at Town of Groton.org.
Maple syrup season has arrived! Animal Control has noticed buckets hung already on the maples. Spring will arrive as usual once again.
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