Parrot Rescue

Update on Daniel Kopulos

In this post, Daniel Kopulos I told you about hundreds of birds that were living in horrific conditions and now I have received an anonymous tip that he is housing about 100 animals, which is a violation of the conditions of his case.

He is currently operating out of Yonkers, NY at 151 Ludlow Street his new facility is a run-down warehouse where even more animals are being kept and neglected. The place doesn’t have any running water nor does it have restroom facilities.

He is also currently living out of this very warehouse. He has been using a false address in Harlem for his court cases and has also given this false address to prosecutors and the psychologists working on his case.

151 Ludlow Street
Yonkers, NY 10705

link to the street view of the building he operates out of. His door is on the first floor- the one on the right…

https://www.google.com/maps/place/151+ludlow+street,+yonkers,+ny/@40.9241359,-73.9039891,3a,75y,18.73h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLftOXJre-_b-8AfypvnTdg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x4e9611f5d4726721!6m1!1e1

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*Kopulos granted continuance in Weston animal cruelty case*

By Gregory Menti on January 12, 2017

Daniel Kopulos, who was arrested for animal cruelty in September, was granted another continuance, his third in total, at Norwalk Superior Court on Friday, Jan. 6.

Kopulos is now scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. The court is currently awaiting his plea of guilty or not guilty.

Kopulus appeared in court twice last year, on Oct. 24 and Nov. 30. He was granted a continuance in each instance.

He was arrested on Oct. 11, 2016, and charged with animal cruelty under Connecticut state statute 53-247(a).

The cruelty charge was based on the custody and condition of 224 animals that were removed from his home on Newtown Turnpike last September.

Police were called to the scene after a report of a “bad odor” coming from his house. When they arrived, officers found hundreds of exotic birds, reptiles, and snakes — many in poor condition or dead.

Officials called it one of the worst cases of “animal hoarding” they had ever seen. The house had electricity but no running water and was condemned for occupancy by health officials.

Statute 53-247(a), “Cruelty to Animals,” applies to “any person who … overworks, tortures deprives of necessary sustenance, fails to supply any such animal with wholesome air, food, and water, mutilates or cruelly beats or kills or unjustifiably injures any animal.”

A first offense is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year — or both.

Kopulos was the owner of Fauna, an exotic Manhattan pet store, which has since closed.

More than 117 exotic birds taken from the home were transported to Rhode Island Parrot Rescue in Warwick, R.I., a volunteer organization. The group is relying on donations from the public and the town in order to care for the birds.

In October, the Board of Selectmen and finance board approved an appropriation of $21,625 to the rescue group for maintenance and care of the birds.

In December, the selectmen approved an additional supplemental appropriation of $15,000 for Rhode Island Parrot Rescue. The appropriation is pending approval from the finance board.

Weston’s animal control officer, Mark Harper, said there were “wrenches thrown into the gears” regarding financial negotiations with Rhode Island Parrot Rescue since the initial appropriation.

He said negotiations may get “very serious and very complicated, very quickly,” without elaborating on what exactly those words meant.

On the main page of Rhode Island Parrot Rescue’s website, riparrots.org, a message from the group’s director says that Sept. 16, the day the birds were rescued, “was a day that changed the landscape of our rescue for the rest of our year as well as our staff.”

She said in the past three months, many of the birds have gone from “eerily silent” to singing and chatting due to the hard work and patience of the group’s staff and volunteers.

MONSTER Daniel George Kopulos Enslaved hundreds of birds and other animals in a house of horrors

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Home [HOUSE OF HORRORS] of Daniel George Kopulos age 41

danielexploit 82 Newtown Turnpike, Weston, CT 06883  (212) 927-5552 Daniel owns Fauna NYC Uptown Birds in New York City Business of horrors. Daniel George Kopulos perpetuates the evil exotic bird criminal trafficking racket. BIRDS WERE MEANT TO FLY FREE NOT LIVE IN CAGES LET ALONE BEING SMUGGLED AND CAGED AND THEN IN THIS CASE TO BE KEPT IN A DISGUSTING HOUSE OF FILTH AND DISEASE. wf-web-animalabuse_aviary-9-16image1__2_wf-web-animalabuse-9-16

Rhode Island Parrot Rescue worker with birds recovered from 82 Newtown Turnpike in Weston.animal-abuse-bird-rescue Upon her arrival at 82 Newtown Turnpike, last week, Corrie Butler said she was overwhelmed by the “cloying, suffocating stench of death and decay.”
Butler and a team of volunteers from Rhode Island Parrot Rescue arrived at the Weston home on Friday, Sept. 16, and removed more than 100 exotic birds to take back to their headquarters in Warwick, R.I.
The day before, Weston officials had found hundreds of birds, snakes, and reptiles, both dead and alive, inside a home and aviary outbuilding on the property. Rhode Island Parrot Rescue was called in to help.

Butler, the Rescue’s facility manager, said the smell was so bad in the two-story aviary that the team had to wear full isolation gear and respirator masks. “The floor was littered with debris, old cardboard boxes, broken down pieces of equipment, open bags of rotted bird food, and clutter,” she said.
The walls and ceiling, she said, were covered with “thick bands of spider webs” that coated the rescue team from head to toe as they entered and exited the building with arms full of carriers containing birds of all shapes, colors and sizes.

The team sorted through the “dessicated corpses” of many birds, in an effort to identify them. A number had decomposed quite a bit. “Amidst the corpses were the remains of what can be described as more beak than body of one bird,” she said, adding that the bird was possibly a toucan.

She said a number of boxes were covered with feces, seeds, droppings, and mites, and were “crawling with insects that no amount of wiping could begin to remove.”

The floor, she said, was covered with at least three inches of “foul, unidentifiable urine soaked refuse.”download

Canvas bags marked “Uptown birds,” were scattered throughout the building. The name on the bags may possibly have been a reference to the property owner’s former business, Fauna, a pet shop located on the upper west side of Manhattan.

On the second floor of the aviary, Butler came across hanging, mesh cages which she said were filled with malnourished, starving birds coated in droppings and refuse.animal-abuse-group-1-880x1024

Erica Collins, media coordinator for Rhode Island Parrot Rescue, called the situation “heartbreaking” because parrots are “beautiful, intelligent and emotional creatures.”

“People don’t realize how intelligent exotic birds can be,” Collins said. “You should have seen their little faces looking out through the carriers as they were brought inside.”

Daniel George Kopulos has been involved in the Scarlet MaCaw project that was probably some psuedo project as nature does not need our help it just needs us to let it be and leave its animals alone.

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She said volunteers receiving the birds in Warwick became extremely emotional as they unpacked the impoverished creatures. They immediately assessed their health and put them in clean cages filled with food and water.

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“At the end of the day it really took a toll on us,” she said. “If you saw the conditions the birds were living in you would be sick in the pit of your stomach,” she said.

Altogether, Rhode Island Parrot Rescue took in 130 birds from Weston. Quite a bit more than the facility is used to accommodating. Collins said they usually have up to 40 birds at any given time.

To ensure public health and safety measures are followed, the rescued birds are being quarantined for at least 30 days, Collins said.

To help with the substantial veterinary costs and care of the birds, the group is accepting donations on its website, riparrots.org Click on the tab marked “donate & wishlist.” Donations should be marked “Weston Birds” so they are applied to this case.

The public can keep track of the birds by visiting riparrots.org and the Facebook page — Rhode Island Parrot Rescue, where the group gives frequent updates about the birds.

Editor’s Note: The property at 82 Newtown Turnpike, Weston, is owned by Daniel Kopulos, a New York City pet shop owner.

Daniel George Kopulos (age 41) lives at 82 Newtown Turnpike Weston, CT and is affiliated with the Democratic Party. He is a male registered to vote in Connecticut

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Other addresses for this bird abuser

DANIEL G KOPULOS

2300 SOUTHERN BLVD BRONX NY 10460

522 526 AMSTERDAM AVE NEW YORK NY 10024

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-kopulos-6595755a

Related to:Carrie Kopulos, ~40 James Mccoy, ~47 Gerard Kopulos, ~46 Lois Kopulos, ~65 Lisa Kopulos, ~44

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