Stuff a Van: ROAR collects dog, cat food at Stop and Shop

Feeding Ridgefield’s homeless animals was made a lot easier Sunday thanks to generous shoppers who participated in ROAR’s “Stuff a Van” event at Stop and Shop. “The Stop and Shop customers were very generous,” said ROAR Executive Director Kerry Dobson. How much food was donated? Here’s a breakdown: 24 bags of cat food at 124 pounds total 30 bags of dog … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Wreath Festival, medical ethics, and the Role in the Hay Players

The following are a list of events happening in Ridgefield this weekend and next week: Improv returns to Theater Barn Oct. 12 Ridgefield Theater Barn will bring back the Role in the Hay Players for their next installment of “Whose Barn Is It Anyway,” Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.   The improv-based performance features no script and no plot. … read more

Dog Days of Summer: Craig’s donates $7,500 to ROAR

On Tuesday, October 2, Craig’s Fine Jewelry presented Kerry Dobson, the executive director of Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR), a check for $7,500. The money was raised during Craig’s Dog Days of Summer event where 10% of the sales were donated to ROAR. As Kerry mentioned when she received the check, “Ridgefield is very, very special.” As someone who … read more

ROAR welcomes new adoption coordinator

Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match. There’s a new face at the helm of Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR)’s adoption program. Sarah Roberts was hired as the shelter’s new adoption coordinator earlier this summer. A former kennel worker at the shelter, she is taking on the sometimes difficult task of matching up ROAR’s four-legged friends with new families to find … read more

Police: Stop abandoning pets at shelters

The Ridgefield Police Department is reminding residents that leaving unwanted pets at the door of a shelter is considered abandonment. The department said the town shelter, as well as shelters in surrounding towns, have had several incidents where people abandon their pets this way. The practice is illegal, the department said. “When an animal is left at the door of … read more

ROARings: Rabbit’s tale

ROAR exists to strengthen the human/animal bond. When that bond of trust is broken, ROAR provides animals in need with love, care and compassion. When recently a family of Good Samaritans reached out to our shelter for help in finding a young homeless pup a loving forever family, ROAR met those needs. Meet Rabbit, a nearly year-old male Lab mix, … read more

Giving Thanks: ROAR With Laughter gala

On behalf of the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR), we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our guests, local business contributors, annual sponsors, and volunteers for making our 12th annual ROAR With Laughter gala and fund-raising event a huge success. The event, which was held at Rolling Hills Country Club, celebrated ROAR’s recent accomplishments in … read more

Army vet now on animal patrol

“My biggest concern is the well-being of the domestic animals in town,” said Kristopher Zulkeski, Ridgefield’s animal control officer. Zulkeski took over for longtime animal control Officer David Coles in July, and worked part-time for the department for a few months before that. He brings considerable experience. Zulkeski worked part-time as animal control officer for nearby Weston for four years, … read more

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