A Mooresville, North Carolina woman was found guilty of animal cruelty in Iredell County District Court on Tuesday after 90 cats were removed from her 3,800 square-foot home on Pinewood Circle in March 2016, Statesville.com reported September 29.
Click here for an article posted on Pictures-of-cats.org that give details on the case. Two cats were found dead, another had to be humanely euthanized due to medical issues and others had behavioral or medical issues. The remaining cats eventually found forever homes.
Catherine Gayle Craig, 60, was facing one count of animal cruelty for each of the cats found in the home. Eighty-six counts were eventually dismissed, leaving Craig facing four counts when she faced Judge Edward Hedrick on Tuesday.
Representatives of the Dutchess County SPCA came to Iredell County to rescue 31 of the cats, who were taken Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Craig will serve 18 months of supervised probation for the four remaining counts.
According to court records, representatives from Iredell County Animal Services & Control representatives will visit Craig periodically to be sure she’s compliant with her probation and not keeping any animals.
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