Jackson Heights Woman Charged with Keeping More than 50 Animals in Unsanitary Living Conditions


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Grant’s alleged home of pet horrors on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights.

By Forum Staff

A Jackson Heights girl has been charged with failure to offer correct foods and drinks to animals and different prices for allegedly retaining extra than 50 pets in unsanitary residing situations, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz introduced Thursday.

Elizabeth Grant, 53, was arraigned final Wednesday night time on a 54-count criticism charging her with failure to offer correct foods and drinks to impounded animal and legal contempt in the second diploma. On Nov. 28, Grant was additionally charged in a second 87-count criticism and arraigned on failure to offer correct foods and drinks to impounded animals, legal contempt in the second diploma and overdriving, torturing and injuring animals/failing to offer sustenance prices. Grant has been ordered to return to court docket on March 2.

File Photo(*50*)“Pets are not inanimate toys. They are living, breathing members of our households who, at a bare minimum, deserve to be cared for and kept healthy,” DA Katz stated.

According to the costs, on Nov. 26, a New York City Adult Protective Services worker arrived at Grant’s 82nd Street house to do a wellness examine on her aged mom. While in the house, the official allegedly noticed canines, cats, turtles, guinea pigs, and a rabbit in the house. The worker additionally said that upon getting into the house, he was struck by the heavy scent of ammonia from urine and will see extreme feces everywhere in the flooring.

The worker additionally indicated that he had noticed that animals have been allegedly with out meals or water; their coats seemed to be matted with grime and feces and discharge was noticed in the animals’ noses and eyes. Many of the pets have been emaciated and one canine had blood stains round its mouth. Another canine was noticed to have a rash underneath its eye.