- Connecticut, USA -
On Tuesday, December 15, 59-year-old DONNA SCIROCCO (pictured below), was arrested on a warrant after she turned herself into Hamden Police.
The warrant stems from an investigation conducted by Assistant Animal Control Officer Parris Gibbs on October 26, when the Hamden Animal Control Division with help of various agencies from around the state executed a warrant at SCIROCCO’s residence on 200 Blue Hills Avenue.
When officers arrived, they first came across two large rats.
They then discovered and seized 26 cats, 6 dogs, 2 caged squirrels, and 1 blind owl.
Sadly, three animals were found dead, two cats and a woodchuck.
Additionally, inside the property, officers also found Taxidermic animals.
According to Patch, Hamden Police Captain Ronald Smith said that Quinnipiac Valley Heath District officials were at the scene and deemed SCIROCCO’s home uninhabitable.
Captain Ronald Smith said the animals were taken to the Mount Carmel Veterinary Hospital, North Haven Animal Hospital and Ridgehill Animal Hospital for medical treatment, including vaccinations
A necropsy will be performed on the deceased furbabies to determine the cause of their death.
SCIROCCO is now facing six counts of cruelty to animals.
She was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
SCIROCCO is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on February 5, 2021.
The investigation is ongoing.