Cats Euthanized After Being Severely Neglected Deserve Justice

Target: Brooks Baker, Stueben County District Attorney

Goal: Seek a permanent ban on owning animals for owner who allegedly neglected cats for so long that they had to be euthanized.

Nineteen sick and injured cats were living in such deplorable conditions that nearly all of them had to be euthanized, according to deputies. The sheriff’s office said that the decision to euthanize was due to the “severity of their diminished physical conditions.” Some of the cats were suffering from ruptured eye wounds, open wounds and ulcers all over their bodies, and severe dental disease. The cats were underweight, dehydrated, suffering from upper respiratory infections and multiple parasitic infestations.

Other injuries reported by the sheriff’s office included self-mutilation wounds most likely from scratching, intestinal parasites, flea infestations, anemia due to the duration of flea infestations, ear mites, and no history of de-worming.

These cats had to have suffered an unimaginable amount of pain, apparently because the owner couldn’t be bothered to treat them right. All of their injuries could’ve easily been treated. These innocent animals deserve justice and other animals deserve protection from people like this. Sign this petition to demand that this woman be permanently banned from owning animals in the future.


Dear Mr. Baker,

Almost 20 cats were found suffering in conditions so deplorable that most of them had to be euthanized. The sheriff’s office reported dozens of injuries that these poor cats were suffering from, including ruptured eye wounds, severe infections. They also showed signs of starvation and dehydration.

There’s no excuse for animals to be forced to suffer in such deadly conditions. These innocent animals deserve justice and protection from apparently neglectful people like this owner. We urge you to make sure the owner is permanently banned from ever owning animals in the future if found guilty.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. What the hell is she doing with 19 cats and not caring for them??? Please ban her from owning any more animals permanently as clearly she is an irresponsible pet owner.

    • Most hoarders are believed to be mentally ill….they take in pets to “save” them from the streets or from death at a shelter (and most cats sent to shelters are killed)….but very soon they’re in over their head, without enough time, space, money to buy food, pay for vet care, etc.

      I’m NOT excusing her, but if she’s a typical hoarder she started out MEANING WELL……..

  2. Robert Ortiz says:

    If found guilty she should not only be permanently banned from owning animals but should also face serious criminal charges as well since incidents like this are cruel, tragic, preventable, inexcusable and unforgivable.

  3. Did nobody know or suspect that something was going on in this house? There must have been signs. Any cruelty or neglect must be reported and investigated immediately. This person must be sick and needs to be assessed and, if found to be sane, face the full force of the law.

  4. I have to ask whether ALL 19 cats needed to be killed? Knowing how things work, I bet its very likely that with money for veterinary care, some or maybe all could have been saved.

    BUT, unlike when dogs are rescued from similar situations, CATS are not seen as valuable, or worth saving. There ARE no well funded “cat rescues” as there are for dogs. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE.


  5. Anyone caught doing any animal cruelty be banned from owning an animal for life. Also they should be jailed and fined. Justice needs to act on it not enough hash punishment in this world do the job you payed for or get out. Spineless arseholes.

  6. no animals for these turds now.

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