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Police: Woman Locked Six Cats in Closet

By: AP
By: AP

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) --

A central Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges after police say she locked six cats in a closet. Five of the cats died.

Faint meows led a police officer to the closet, which was
barricaded shut with a toolbox. The officer was called to the home
Thursday by a Brevard County animal enforcement officer who was
investigating another complaint.

Palm Bay police office George Santiago found the starving,
flea-infested cat inside the closet alongside the decomposing
remains of five cats.

Police say 30-year-old Suzanne Fountain was charged with five
counts of cruelty to animals and one count of abandonment to die. A
judge on Sunday set bond at $501,000. That's $100,000 for each dead cat and $1,000 for the survivor.


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