WILTON - A Wilton man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly starving chickens and ducks to death.

Jesse Sheldon has been charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty, according to police.

Officials say the suspect starved 15 chickens and ducks to death. The animals were caged at his home on Chestnut Hill Road.

Neighbors are calling the accusations disturbing.

Police say they were originally called to Sheldon’s house following a verbal argument.