Ex-Manager Of Stamford Animal Control Center Arrested After She Was Fired

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Laurie Hollywood, manager of Stamford's Animal Control Center, has been fired after she allegedly adopted out dogs with a history of biting and aggression in violation of city policies.
Laurie Hollywood, manager of Stamford's Animal Control Center, has been fired after she allegedly adopted out dogs with a history of biting and aggression in violation of city policies. Photo Credit: Stamford Animal Friends & Advocates Facebook Page

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Two days after she was fired by the city of Stamford for adopting out aggressive dogs, the former manager of Stamford's Animal Control Center was arrested Friday, according to TheHour.com.

Laurie Hollywood, who allowed dogs to be adopted without informing the new owners of the animals' history of biting and aggression, was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment, TheHour.com said. 

Hollywood, a 42-year-old resident of Newtown, turned herself in to police on Friday, TheHour.com said. 

She was fired Wednesday after several of the people who adopted dogs were bitten by the animals, including one person who was seriously injured and had to be treated at the hospital, according to a statement issued by the City of Stamford.

The city investigation found that Hollywood adopted out dogs with a history of biting despite two prior warnings from the state not to do so, according to the statement.

The victims from one dog included a child, adults and other dogs. The manager also failed to report dog bites and injuries on multiple occasions and failed to take action, the city said. One of the dogs that was adopted out had bitten three police officers in the past, according to the report.

Read the full story of Hollywood's arrest here at the Hour.com. 

Read the full story about how Hollywood was fired by the city of Stamford here on the Daily Voice. 

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