Ansonia police uncover animal cruelty during search, two arrested

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ANSONIA — Detectives and officers from the Ansonia Police Department, while executing a search warrant at a local residence on June 6, discovered multiple emaciated dogs and a deceased dog, leading to the arrest of two individuals on charges of animal cruelty.

The search, initially tied to an unrelated criminal investigation, led authorities to 22 Condon Drive where they found 11 dogs and 3 cats in dire need of medical attention.

One dog was found dead at the scene.

An emergency animal clinic provided immediate care for several dogs, though two were later euthanized due to the severity of their conditions.

Javon Coverson, 30, and Assante Coverson, 26, both residents of the address, were arrested following the grim discovery.

Javon faces eight counts of cruelty to animals, seven counts of failure to comply with dog ownership requirements, and seven counts of failure to comply with rabies control ordinances.

He was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on June 20.

Assante Coverson was charged with one count each of the same offenses and posted a $1,000 bond.

Her court date is set for June 14 in Derby Superior Court.

The investigation into the extent of the animal cruelty is ongoing, with the possibility of additional arrests as further evidence comes to light.

Ansonia Police Department was assisted by Ansonia Animal Control Officer and Woodbridge and Oxford Animal Control in the case.

Authorities are urging anyone with more information to contact Det. Troesser at 203-735-1885.

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