Prosecute Woman Charged With 92 Counts of Animal Cruelty

Target: North Carolina Attorney General, Ray Cooper

Goal: Prosecute woman charged with animal cruelty to the fullest extent of the law.

A cat hoarder now faces 92 animal cruelty charges after police reportedly found 90 cats living in poor conditions in her home. The hoarder, Gayle Craig, faces 90 counts of animal cruelty charges, alongside two counts of failure to properly dispose of the body of a deceased animal.

Iredell County Animal Shelter continues to care for the animals and is working hard to find them homes with new owners. The animal shelter has been working with other shelters statewide and nationwide to ensure all 90 cats are adopted out as soon as possible. So far half the rescued animals have been sent to new homes.

As the shelter’s first responsibility is to the immediate welfare of the animals, they are currently more focused on re-homing the animals than pursuing prosecution. This is commendable, but we also cannot allow this case to go unpunished. Support the prosecution of this animal hoarder to the fullest extent of the law by signing this petition.


Dear Mr. Cooper,

An unfortunate animal abuse case involving 90 animals recently surfaced in the media. The incident took place in North Carolina after police allegedly found 90 cats hoarded in unsuitable conditions. Not only were the 90 cats not properly cared for but the owner also failed to properly dispose of the bodies of two deceased cats on her property. As a result, Gayle Craig now faces nearly a hundred charges.

To some people this may seem harsh, but considering the many lives endangered by her actions, I disagree. Hoarding cases continue to grow at an alarming rate in America and North Carolina is gradually joining in on the trend. Put a stop to this in your state by making an example of this woman for practicing this sickening habit on such a large scale.

Animal hoarding not only puts the welfare of animals in danger but also the states and local governments which must care for them after discovery. Shelters designed to support, say, 25 cats find it difficult to care for even 50 if they are not adopted quickly. As a result many shelters have gone bankrupt. Imagine the effect of 90.

Prevent the usage of state and local government resources from going toward solving animal abuse problems by tackling the issue before it becomes worse.


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  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    Nobody should forget these 90 cats, both the cats need to be rehomed & justice must be met.

  2. Lajeanne Leveton says:

    AS we all know, or should know, animal hoarders are usually seen as mentally ill……therefore PUNISHMENT is not correct, though she should be forbidden from keeping more than one or two cats for the future….and she should receive help with her mental illness.

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