- Tennessee, USA -
A Shelby County grand jury indicted 74-year-old CHARLOTTE CREASY (pictured below), on eight counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and twenty-four counts of cruelty to animals.
FOX13 reports that CREASY remains free on $20,000 bond.
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On the night of Thursday, March 28, 2019, Memphis Animal Services responded to CREASY’ s home on Cairn Creek Drive near Timber Creek Drive in Cordova, after receiving a complaint about animals who were living in unsanitary conditions.
Memphis Police were then called in.
Officials discovered a dead cat, sixteen live cats, and one dog living in “deplorable conditions.”
Eight more cats were discovered in an outdoor shed that had no air, heat or ventilation, and smelled like urine.
The whole house was completely covered with urine and feces and the smell was so overwhelming that officers could not breathe.
The furbabies were suffering from respiratory, skin and eye infections.
CREASY, a former Memphis police officer, was booked into Shelby County Jail.
The case is being handled by Assistant District Attorney Abby Wallace.
In 2014, WMC Action News 5 reported that CREASY was cited for animal abuse and neglect after Tipton County animal control seized nearly 100 cats from inside a former deli on Highway 70 (last five pictures).
Investigators said she claimed to be running a rescue organization.
Court documents uncovered by WMC5 show CREASY plead guilty and was found guilty on three counts of cruelty to animals in the case.
The charges were suspended under special conditions – CREASY could not manage or supervise any animal rescue, but she could volunteer and own pets.
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