ENFIELD, Conn. — A woman facing multiple counts of animal cruelty appeared in court Tuesday morning.
Rachel Kornstein, of Manchester, faces the charges after over 200 neglected animals were seized from a Suffield farm.
The seizure happened on January 13th after police were notified by a local veterinarian that a cow was not properly being taken care of.
According to Attorney General William Tong, the veterinarian was called in to help with the birth of a calf. The calf’s mother was so malnourished, she could not produce milk or move, and died soon after giving birth. There were also reported dead and decaying chickens.
Desmond’s Army, a local organization that fights for proper care of animals were also in court Tuesday.
“We try to hold the court’s accountable to use Desmond’s law which puts a pro bono attorney or a law student as you saw, Desmond’s Army President Robin Zilla Cannamela said.
Lawyers were appointed on Tuesday to represent the animals in the case.
Kornstein is due back in court on April 8th.