Police: Feral Cats, Ferret, Pit Bull, Coyote

Animals of all sorts figured prominently in the last week's Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow police reports.

One century ago, a visitor came to Tarrytown and snubbed it, saying the village was "overrun by dogs." We may not have that many dogs on the run these days, but in last week's blotter reports from both Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow an array of animals did seem to keep police busy. So, today, in Honor of World Animal Day here is our own local menagerie:

In Sleepy Hollow:

Pit Bull on the Loose

A caller on Sept. 22 at 12:59 p.m. reported that a pit bull was on the loose, running on Depeyster Street. The caller didn’t know who owned it. Officers were able to contain the dog in someone’s yard on Depeyster. Mt. Pleasant Animal Control was not available at the time. At 3:09 p.m., police reported that the dog was transported to Mt. Pleasant PD by a civilian and would be placed in a kennel over the weekend. 

Cat Lady

Sept. 24 at 5 p.m., a woman reported she was having a problem with her mother’s neighbor. The woman received a phone call about stray cats that were taken from the area. The cats apparently did not belong to anyone in particular but the neighbor was reportedly selling them. The complainant gave the neighbor $40 for two cats. Then she said the seller called her to tell her that the buyer had taken her cats and she would regret it. Complainant just wanted this noted for the record. 

Found Ferret

On Sept. 27 at 10:47 a.m., Dr. Green from the Sleepy Hollow Animal Hospital reported that a Con-Edison worker found a ferret on Clinton Street and brought it to the animal hospital. Green said he will keep the ferret at his office. The ferret is brown and white with no tags and had not been harmed. 

In Tarrytown:

Coyote Fright

A caller at Martling Avenue reported that she saw a coyote in the area and was afraid to get out of her car to get to her home. Officer reported the homeowner was escorted to her residence and there was no coyote observed in the vicinity.

Feral Pumpkin

An officer noted on Sept. 26 at 1:35 a.m. that a pumpkin had been moved from a decorative display in front of Main Street Sweets. He returned the pumpkin to its rightful place and reported that animals, possibly feral cats, were playing with the pumpkin.

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Brian Green October 04, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Happy to report that "Martin" the ferret was picked up by his tearful 'mom' last Friday morning. The reunion was very touching, and we were glad to have been able to be of assistance in the happy event!
Krista Madsen October 04, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Thanks Brian!! glad to hear that. As for that pit bull....
joy October 04, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Glad to hear about Martin the ferret. I hope that dog is safe now too.
Jeanne October 05, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I happened to meet the woman who rescued that beautiful stray cat from her mother's neighborhood. I met her at the vet's office, where she had the cat cared for, at her own expense. She mentioned to me that the neighbor, who wanted $40 as an "adoption" fee, was threatening her. It was a smart move on her part to have the situation on record.I hope nothing else comes of this ridiculous situation and wish them both all the best.
Krista Madsen October 05, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Definitely a strange story!


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