Pregnant cats rescued during Beacon Falls farm investigation

WOODBRIDGE — Some of the cats living on a Beacon Falls farm at the center of an animal cruelty investigation were expecting kittens when they were taken in by the local animal shelter, according to an official.

The about 20 cats were voluntarily surrendered by their owner after the state Department of Agriculture raided the farm on Feb. 24, confiscating 99 sheep and a goose, said Karen Lombardi, Woodbridge animal controller.

The raid followed an inspection by agricultural officials who found evidence of animal cruelty, according to a search warrant. During the inspection, investigators found bones and sheep carcasses strewn around the derelict property and stepped in to help a newborn lamb they feared would not survive the night, the warrant said.

“It was a mess,” Lombardi said of the farm.
“The conditions on the farm were actually pathetic,” she added. “There (was) unsafe habitats for animals and people, lots of debris and stuff that just shouldn’t have been there.”

Pregnant cats rescued during Beacon Falls farm investigation

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