In The News04.08.2024

Steve Stafstrom Represents Town of Redding in Animal Cruelty Case

CT Insider

Pullman & Comley Litigation attorney Steven Stafstrom, who represents the Town of Redding, was mentioned in a CT Insider article about the town’s case against a resident facing 65 counts of animal cruelty after a search found dozens of dead goats and 65 live goats on her property. The article covered the most recent developments in the matter, including an April 8 hearing at state Superior Court in Danbury court date that resulted in the court granting the state’s motion to vacate a previous order that would have approved a second-stage accelerated rehabilitation. The hearing regarding a second-stage accelerated rehabilitation is now set for May 14.

The town of Redding has expressed that it feels strongly about having the opportunity to be heard in the case, and to provide an impact statement that will be considered in the design of the accelerated rehabilitation program.

State Attorney General William Tong said in a statement that he’s “pleased and encouraged” with the outcome of Monday’s hearing, granting the state the opportunity to be heard in what he describes as a “very important case.”

“As a state, we must continue to take egregious animal abuse cases like this one seriously and impose meaningful sentences that will deter animal abusers from ever owning animals again,” Tong said, adding that his office “looks forward to commenting further next month.”

To read the full article, visit the CT Insider website.


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