State Rep. Hennessy Recognizes Bridgeport Police Chief

February 15, 2019

Yesterday, Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Humane Society of the United State, Annie Hornish, and I recognized Bridgeport Chief of Police Armando “AJ” Perez for his compassionate efforts to relocate a colony of cats that were behind a Bridgeport nursing home.

Chief Perez was instrumental in the effort to relocate the cats.  He was passionate about their welfare and worked with us to find them a safe space out of the snow and freezing temperatures.  If left out, I don’t know what would have happened to them, and I am so happy we could all work together to find an alternative solution.

If we had left them, after knowing they were no longer being cared for, that would have been animal cruelty, and I’m happy they are safe now.

The cats have been safely relocated and are being evaluated on their health and adoption status.  Prior to their relocation, the cats were spayed or neutered, vaccinated and eartipped by a Trap, Neuter and Release program.