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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  • by jr Location: ga on Dec 20, 2010 at 03:33 PM
    just plain sorry.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    Her bond is set more than many who are charged with murder. This does seem skewed.
  • by Terri Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM
    I agree with Trish. The anger I have for these scum called humans cant even be put into words.
  • by Trish Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    this is horrible, some one needs to leave her in a closet for a couple of months, see how she likes it, then leave her to die. I despise people like this. If they would to this to a helpless animal what makes you think they wouldnt to it to a child?
  • by nonstick Location: tally on Dec 20, 2010 at 09:14 AM
    Jane, that is kind of skewed isn't it? I think she should be shut up in a closet for awhile...with fleas all over her...poor kitties.
  • by tony on Dec 20, 2010 at 08:30 AM
    thats disgusting and so cruel
  • by Jane Location: Tallahassee on Dec 20, 2010 at 08:21 AM
    People like this should never be allowed to own any type of animal again. What does concern me is that my daughter was physically assaulted by a convicted felon. He beat her with a gun and his fist, his bail was set a $5000 for each charge and $1000 each for the lesser charges, which was only $12,000 total. Needless to say he bonded out the same day. Maybe she needed the Judge that set bail in the cats case.
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