Waterford woman arrested after dead dog, 7 others, removed from her home

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WATERFORD – On Wednesday police arrested a Waterford woman in connection with an ongoing cruelty to animals investigation.

Aftin A. Perez, 28,. of Mohegan Avenue in the Quaker Hill section of Waterford, was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty, three counts of risk of injury to a minor, eight counts of having an unlicensed dog and having no rabies vaccinations.

On Friday, February 19, 2016, police and local and state animal control officers executed a search and seizure warrant at Perez’ home.

Police seized seven dogs along with additional evidence and another dog was found dead. The dogs were taken to local animal shelters to be cared for as the investigation continued.

Perez voluntarily turned herself in after being notified of the warrant for her arrest. She was held on $30,000 bond and transported to Superior Court in New London for arraignment.