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