Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Walter W. Boza - Monteville, Connecticut

Jan 19, 2011: Montville hoarding case leads to cruelty charges

Montville police on Wednesday arrested a Groton City man on multiple animal cruelty charges stemming from the discovery of more than 40 animals living in squalid conditions at a Montville apartment.

Walter W. Boza, 39, of 85 Bishop Lane, Groton, was presented in Norwich Superior Court to face five counts of animal cruelty.

His arrest stems from a Nov. 17 inspection of apartment No. 15 at 1591 Norwich-New London Turnpike, where Montville Animal Control Officer Christian Martel was met with the strong odor of ammonia and feces even before she opened the door.

Inside the apartment, Martel described a cluttered, flea-infested apartment with more than 40 animals, floors covered in animal excrement, empty water bottles, moldy dishes, beer bottles, several dead animals, rotting food and “insects flying throughout the apartment in swarms.”..." More

Dec 19, 2010: Animals Rescued from Hoarding House


The Montville dog pound is now filled to capacity after 40 animals are found inside one apartment. Many of the animals were malnourished and sick.

Police were called to the Mountain View Apartments after a neighbor complained about a strong odor. There they found the animals inside a one-bedroom apartment.

“It was a little overwhelming,” said animal control officer Christian Martel. “My first concern was getting these animals in a cleaner better facility.”

The apartment has been condemned and the owners could be facing charges. “I could not imagine something terrible like that. The neglect is disgusting,” said neighbor Rafael Lespeir.

So far two of the animals have had to be put down, but the town is trying to get the rest of the animals adopted..." More

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