TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A Torrington woman was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after police said they found rabbits, dogs and a cat living in “deplorable” conditions inside her Hayden Hill Road home.
Tracy Mailhot of 285 Hayden Hill Road was charged with 22 counts of cruelty to animals, three counts of failure to vaccinate and two counts of failure to license a dog.
Police said they were called to Mailhot’s home on a wellness check April 28.
“In the process of the check, officers found the residence in deplorable condition,” Torrington police spokesman Lt. Bruce Whiteley said in a release Tuesday.
Whiteley said animal control officers responded and took 19 rabbits, two dogs and one cat from inside the home. In addition, four chickens were seized from a coop outside, he said.
Mailhot was released on a promise to appear in court June 23.
Animal control says the animals are up for adoption. There is an 8-year-old black Labrador, a 10-year-old calico cat and several rabbits. The chickens have already been adopted. Animal control can be reached at 860-485-9165.
Photos of the animals provided by animal control follow.