Saturday, September 5, 2009

Groton cat lady charged with cruelty

Groton (WTNH) - A woman dedicated to helping animals is in the hot seat after dozens of cats are seized from her home.

Rebel S. Foular, 51, has been arrested and charged with six counts of cruelty to animals.

Police seized 47 cats from her North Road mobile home on August 4.

Neighbors say for years they have dealt with cats coming from the home along with an odor which had become unbearable.

They say the owner of the home actually slept on the porch and the cats have the run of the house.

Foular was an animal care worker at the Connecticut Humane Society in Waterford and is now temporarily suspended with pay pending the investigation.

Foular was released on $1,000 bond and is due in court on Sept. 18..." More