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10/26/2020 - 10/26/20-Animal Control Investigation - Seizure of Animals - 200 Blue Hills Avenue

Date: October 26, 2020

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 20-146

This morning, members of the Hamden Animal Control Division, with the assistance of animal control units from the State of Connecticut, Cheshire, East Haven, North Haven and Southbury executed a search and seizure warrant at 200 Blue Hills Avenue. The warrant was the result of an extensive investigation by the Hamden Animal Control Division.

Upon entering the residence, animal control officers were greeted by 2 large rats. After conducting a thorough and comprehensive search, officers seized 26 cats, 6 dogs, 2 caged squirrels and an owl. One of the dogs was lifeless. In addition, officers seized 3 deceased animals, including 2 cats and a woodchuck.

The animals were transported to the Mount Carmel Veterinary Hospital, North Haven Animal Hospital and Ridgehill Animal Hospital for medical treatment, including vaccinations. With regards to the deceased animals, a necropsy will be conducted.

Quinnipiac Valley Heath District officials were on scene and deemed the residence “uninhabitable.”

The investigation is continuing.


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