|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2009
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE ANIMAL CRUELTY
On 07/09/09 in the early evening the Harwinton Resident State Trooper's office learned of a possible safety situation regarding a number of poultry located at
As a result of these observations and information developed on the initial response to the
State Police Detectives located and seized several items of evidence related to activity concerning cruelty to poultry and state gaming regulations. In addition multiple crates and cages housing chickens and roosters were located. There were over 300 birds located and seized from this property. In addition Investigators are investigating that these birds were being used or bred for possible cockfighting.
Based on the evidence seized and information learned, and working with personnel from the State Department of Agriculture, the State Police is continuing the criminal investigation into this case.
LT. J. Paul Vance