A Stafford couple arrested last month on multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the hoarding of 20 cats found in poor health has been ordered by a judge not to possess any pets, according to records filed in Vernon Superior Court.
The couple, Lee Ward and Cathy Ward of 4 Willington Ave., Apt. 6 were each arrested on a warrant Feb. 6 in connection with the incident, which occurred last November.
Both are charged with 20 counts each of cruelty to animals and failure to vaccinate the cats against rabies. They are both free on promises to return to Vernon court May 2..." More