Lansing mother and daughter sentenced to restitution and 2 years probation after 126 cats removed from home

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A Lansing, Michigan mother and her daughter were sentenced to restitution and two years probation in court this week after 126 cats were found in their Lansing Township home in June 2015. When all was said and done, more than 105 cats died at their hands, yet this is their “punishment?”

Lannie Price, 68, pleaded no contest back in July to felony abandoning/cruelty of ten or more animals and her daughter Amanda Price, 33, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor of abandoning/cruelty to two or three animals.

Of the 126 cats removed from the rented home, 101 were alive and 25 were found dead. About 80 of the rescued cats eventually had to be euthanized due to health problems.


Ingham County Prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer requested significant restitution. The mother and daughter will have to pay more than $62,000. More than half will go to repair the rented home.

One would think the death of 105 cats would warrant more punishment than these ladies received.  How about never being allowed to own an animal again? Agree?

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