Animal Control Officer Charged With Cruelty to Animals

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    The Troubleshooters demand answers about why a local Animal Control Officer is allowed to continue working with animals one day after she was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty.

    A Woodbridge animal control officer was arrested on Monday on a warrant charging her with animal cruelty.

    Karen Lombardi, 59, voluntarily surrendered herself at the Woodbridge Police Department on Monday morning and was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant charging her with one count of cruelty to animals, according to police.

    The arrest stems from an investigation into an incident at the Woodbridge Animal Control facility in November 2012, according to police.

    Two employees states that they saw Lombardi slam a small terrier by its head and body into a wall while screaming at it, according to the arrest warrant.

    Lombardi was released on a promise to appear in New Haven Superior Court on April 19. 

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