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Hamden man accused of moving away, leaving 16 cats in apartment

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Aaron Wall. (Hamden police photo) Aaron Wall. (Hamden police photo)
HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) -

A man who moved out of a Hamden apartment is accused of leaving behind more than a dozen cats.

Police arrested 36-year-old Aaron Wall and charged him with 19 counts of cruelty to animals.

The Hamden Animal Control Division responded to 13 Augur St. on July 6 for a report of animal cruelty, police said.

Animal control reported that the Halfway Home Rescue removed 16 cats from the third floor home on July 2.

See photos of the cats here.

The cats were brought to a local veterinarian for medical treatment.

Several dead felines were also found inside the apartment, according to officers.

Police said during their investigation, they determined that Wall had moved out of the home weeks earlier. There didn't appear to be any food or water left for the animals.

A warrant was applied for and granted.

Wall was arrested at work and transported to Hamden police headquarters.

He was detained on a court-ordered $5,000 bond.

Wall is scheduled to face a judge in Meriden on Sept. 15.

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