Twenty-six animals taken from Conn. home

(Photo: Torrington Police Department)
(Photo: Torrington Police Department)

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Nineteen rabbits, four chickens, two dogs and one cat were seized from a Hayden Hill residence Monday after police were called to the home on a welfare check.

While none of the animals appeared to be malnourished, an animal control officer determined the environment “unfit” for the animals, said police spokesman Lt. Bruce Whiteley.

The animals were transported to the city’s animal control facility on Bogue Road.

Whiteley said “a strong, unpleasant smell emanating from within the residence” greeted responding officers about 6 p.m. Monday.

No arrests have been made but the investigation is ongoing, the police spokesman said.

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