South Windsor Woman Charged with Cruelty to Animals

Morgan Cunningham
February 12, 2020 - 4:35 am

Bloomfield Police Department


BLOOMFIELD, CONN. (WTIC Radio)_ 15 dogs were seized from a property in Bloomfield after Police found them allegedly living in unacceptable conditions.

48-year-old Margaret Boisture, of South Windsor, turned herself in to Bloomfield Police on Tuesday to face charges of cruelty to animals, illegal confinement, operating a kennel after a license suspension, and no rabies vaccinations for dogs.

On January 22, 2020, the Bloomfield Animal Control Officer investigated a complaint that there were dogs left outside in freezing overnight conditions at 452 Tunxis Avenue Extension. There were several similar complaints associated with the address. The property is associated with the Star Mountain Kennel, a breeder of Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs.

The execution of a search warrant found 40 animals at the facility. 15 were taken to a veterinary facility for care. 23 dogs were found in good health and were allowed to stay at the property. Six dogs were placed with the co-owners of their owners after verification.

Boisture has a bond set at $75,000 with non-financial conditions of release that prevent her from possessing animals and allowing animals to be left in her care.