A homeowner in Hartford was cited for keeping dozens of animals inside their home without a proper permit, according to police.
Police were called to a house near Sumner and Branch Streets on a report of the owner leaving trash bags full of animal feces for trash pick up.
After police visited the home on Oct. 29, the City Building inspector served an inspection warrant on Monday and found a network of cages holding three dogs, three cats, two ferrets, 21 rabbits, 90 guinea pigs, five mice, three rats, three quail and six button quail.
The animals were taken away by the Washington County Humane Society and the owner was issued 15-day notices to obtain a fancier’s permit to possess that many cats and dogs in the house. The owner received other citations for trying to throw away feces in the trash, among other violations.
The animals are being checked by the Humane Society and will be up for adoption.