FAIRFIELD — Chief Robert Kalamaras reports that Fairfield Police and Animal Control rescued over 80 animals from a home today.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Fairfield Police were notified of a possible animal cruelty situation at a home on Churchill Street by members of the Fairfield Fire Department, who were assisting the resident of the home following a medical emergency.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers entered the home and found its interior to be in a state of squalor with animal waste throughout. Inside the home, officers located over 80 animals, including chickens, cats, geese, turkeys and ducks.
Fairfield Animal Control was immediately contacted and responded to the scene. Westport, Bridgeport and Trumbull Animal Control also assisted.
All animals were removed from the residence and transported to local shelters for evaluation.
Based on the condition of the house, police believe this was a hoarding situation. The resident was transported to an area hospital for treatment for their medical conditions.
The animal cruelty investigation is pending. The incident is under investigation by Fairfield Police and Fairfield Animal Control.