Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cat-hoarding Spanish Springs sisters sentenced

Jaclyn O’Malley

The more vocal of two cat-hoarding Spanish Springs sisters was sentenced Tuesday to five days in jail over the sickly and fatal conditions of their 48 pets, while the quieter sister was placed on four days house arrest.

Both Lauretta Nawojski, 71, whom Sparks Justice of the Peace Kevin Higgins warned to stop yelling at him, and her sister, Jackie Pearl Haney, 72, are also responsible for paying more than $47,000 in restitution to the Nevada Humane Society and Washoe County Regional Animal Services.

The Humane Society has had to board the sisters’ 44 cats, which were removed from the Spanish Springs home Nov. 9, and Animal Services boarded the sisters’ four dogs, which like many of the cats also needed medical treatment. Each organization charges a boarding fee of $5 a day, Nevada Humane Society executive director Bonney Brown said..." More

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