Strays and Others, Local First Fund and the New Canaan Police Department's K9 Program received checks from the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce late Wednesday afternoon in front of Village Critter Outfitter on Cherry Street.

The three organizations were the beneficiaries of the second annual Dog Days of Summer event held in August. The police department's new K-9, Zira, was also on hand.

-- Paresh Jha