SUFFIELD — Police said a Manchester woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after nearly 200 neglected animals were seized last month.
The Suffield Police Department Animal Control Division and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture investigated and determined that there were a number of cattle, dogs, and poultry at several locations that were being neglected by 35-year-old Rachel Kornstein:
- 1497 Sheldon Street, West Suffield
- 1601 Sheldon Street, West Suffield
- 212 North Main Street in East Granby
Police said the animals had been deprived of food, water, and proper medical attention.
Last week, Attorney General William Tong filed a motion for permanent custody of the animals, currently in the care of the Department of Agriculture. The motion also asks that the court orders Kornstein to provide daily compensation to the Department of Agriculture for the temporary care of the animals.
The investigation resulted in an arrest warrant for Kornstein. Police said she’s charged with six counts of Cruelty to Animals. Kornstein turned herself in Saturday morning, and police said she posted the $20,000 bond. She’s expected in court on February 18th.