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Jackson Heights woman charged with animal cruelty, cops find 55 cats, 12 dogs and 2 turtles in her home

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April 26, 2016 By Christian Murray

A Jackson Heights woman has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly keeping more than 50 animals in an unsanitary conditions, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Elizabeth Grant, 48, allegedly kept the animals in such squalor that veterinary professionals claimed they suffered from malnutrition to respiratory infections and many other painful conditions.

At least one dog was in such poor health it had to be euthanized, according to the District Attorney.

“The defendant is accused of permitting her pets to live in deplorable conditions. The floor and furnishings in the defendant’s home were allegedly covered in feces, fur and urine,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A Brown in a statement. “The smell of ammonia was so overwhelming, animal rescue workers had to wear respirators to breathe, as well as protective clothing when entering the premises.”

Grant, who lives at 25-44 82nd Street, was arraigned today on 4 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 63 counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide sustenance. Grant was released on her own recognizance and ordered to return to court on May 10, 2016.

If convicted, Grant faces up to two years in prison, Brown said.

Police uncovered the alleged cruelty after an officer from the 115th Precinct went to the defendant’s home on January 6, 2016, to visit Grant’s mother, according to the complaint.

Despite no one answering the officer’s knock, the door was open and the officer allegedly observed numerous animals inside the home and that the interior was filthy.

The officer returned to the home on January 28, 2016, with members of the ASPCA, and Grant answered the door. The officer allegedly noticed excessive amounts of feces, fur and the smell of urine throughout the main floor, along with numerous flies amid extreme clutter and trash. The home’s ceiling was peeling and rotting and it is alleged that many of the animals had patches of fur missing, crusted eyes and one cat did not appear to be able to walk.

According to the complaint, a court-authorized search warrant was issued that same day and the officer returned to the defendant’s home with members of the ASPCA, who rescued 55 cats, 12 dogs and two turtles.

A licensed veterinarian and supervisor of the ASPCA’s Forensic Sciences unit examined and/or supervised the examination of the 67 cats and dogs and determined that many had dental diseases, ear mites, respiratory infections, as well as pain and discomfort from a host of other ailments.

A dog by the name of Dorothy was allegedly vomiting and had diarrhea related to chronic kidney and liver disease. A large part of her coat was matted with feces and she had severe dental disease and a chronic illness associated with her digestive system. Due to Dorothy’s extremely poor health a decision was made to euthanize her.

Brown listed the condition of other animals outlined in the criminal complaint:

* A dog named Bond was allegedly dehydrated and weak. His fur had a foul stench and was matted with feces and urine. Bond showed signs he was in pain with every movement and his skin was inflamed. His overgrown claws were caked with fecal matter that caused inflammation of his paws and made it painful to walk. He also had an untreated kidney infection, severe dental disease and many of his teeth had rotted out.

* A cat named Augustus was allegedly emaciated from prolonged lack of food. Augustus also had a severe dental disease, an ear mite infection in both ears and suffered with blood-filled ear flaps.

* A dog named Ewok had an unpleasant stench coming from his fur and a swollen eyelid gland. The dog’s urethra protruded from the end of his penis and he experienced discomfort from both an ocular and ear disease.

* A cat named Gracie allegedly had cerebellar hypoplasia, a problem with balance due to a virus infection as well as scarring from an untreated ear mite infection.

Only two animals, cats named Howie and Kobe, did not show any significant health abnormalities.

Police Officer xyz who discovered the alleged cruelty

Police Officer Lorraine Vultaggio (center) who discovered the alleged cruelty

 

 

 

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Shelby

You turned your mothers house into shi..The elderly woman needs a way out from her daughter who is mentally ill.

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Freddie Flea

As a survivor, I can attest to the fact that Ms. Grant provided me and millions of others with a safe, and happy enivornment in which to breed and feed – sometimes Even on herself. I salute you!

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Timmy Turtle

C’mon, guys, you’re being too hard on Ms. Grant. She was wonderful! She provided my turtle companion, Tina, and me plenty to eat: fleas, mites, a variety of fungi and turd blossoms as far as the eye could see. Not only that but a childless adult who ignores you is turtle paradise. Now I’m stuck in some kid’s terrarium in Westchester. He thinks it’s funny to blow marijuana smoke in my face and feed me French fries.

Nobody cares about us turtles.

P.S. That wasn’t a urethra.

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fleas (ASPCF)

The unspoken tragedy here is the genocide of 50 billion fleas. Please join us in solidarity as we convene to protest this abomination at Jackson Mites Dog Park this Saturday at 1 pm.

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Stephen King

This is one of the most depraved and horrifying things I’ve ever read. I will surely have nightmares for years to come.

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BillOShaughnessey

Hey lady, why don’t Elizabeth Grant hold an open house for the press and the public to show what a show palace it is?

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THE GRANTS LOVE AND SAVED THEIR PETS FROM THE STREET AND SHELTERS THAT DIDNT WANT THEM

come to the grants house ms rogers . Those are not the real neighbors and the police dont like to be challenged just like you ms rogers.the pets will return to the rightful owners due to the botched up job on camera from the police.The two dogs died during the seizure from their ill treatment so none of these animals are or were safe and sound. YOU NEVER VISITED THE HOUSE AND DONT KNOW THE GRANTS SO YOUR JUDGEMENT DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING SO STOP BELIEVING ALL THE BULLSHIT YOU READ .THE COPS KILL PEOPLE AND GET AWAY WITH IT SO OBVIOUSLY THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH OUR SYSTEM DO YOU CHALLENGE THE PEOPLES WHO FAMILIES DIED BY THE POLICES HANDS OR JUST TWO ANIMAL LOVERS TRYING TO SAVE ANIMALS LIVES WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED AT SHELTERS LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN.YOU AND THE POLICE OFFICE LORRAINE VULTAGGIO HAVE TO TAKE ON SERIOUS CASES ENDANGERING PEOPLE AND ANIMALS LIVES AND NOT JUST AN ANIMAL LOVING MOTHER AND DAUGTER. SINCE MS VULTAGGIO REALLY BOTCHED UP HER FIRST UNECESSARY SEIZURE BREAK IN WITHOUT THE WARRANT AND RANSACKING SEEMS LIKE THE ANIMALS SHOULD GO BACK TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNERS. LEAVE YOUR REAL NAME MS ROGERS SO I CAN SEND YOU REAL PICTURES AND VIDEO OF WHAT WAS REALLY HAPPENING,BOY THE COCKY COPS MADE ALOT OF MISTAKES ALONG WITH THE YOUNG CHILDREN BOZO. ASPCA WORKERS CHASING THE ANIMALS AND SCARING TWO OF THEM TO DEATH AND RANSACKING THE HOUSE!!

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BeckyChidester

Guess you were wrong, because guess who lost what was ultimately a transparent case of pure animal hoarding.

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South

Regardless of whether or not these animals were “cared for” properly as THE PERSON WRITING IN CAPS suggests,

It is animal cruelty to have that many animals in such a confined space – point. blank. There is no room for discussion, argument, or validation here. It doesn’t matter if you had help, witnesses, shampoo, or anything else that helped you sleep at night. It was too many animals, and each one had a worse life because it experienced the crowded life you gave them.

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ElaineRogers

Sure, I am ignorant, the entire media are “lying” and one-sided; the DA is vindictive, the ASPCA and the police are liars, too and the people quoted by NY 1 are imposters, not true neighbors – who miraculously have never revealed themselves yet. Doesn’t it sound the least bit strange to you that the entire world is wrong and you’re the only person who is right? Does the word denial mean anything to you? Ms Grant will have her day in court and I’m sure when she is found guilty, she’ll claim the judge is part of this grand conspiracy. Thank heaven that the animals are now safe and sound.

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THE GRANTS SAVED THOSE ABANDONED ANIMALS THAT SHELTERS DIDNT WANT!

ELAINE ROGERS YOUR OBVIOUSLY AN ANIMAL HATER AND PROBABLY WOULDNT SPEND THE TIME OR MONEY ON EVEN ONE PET SO WHO ARE YOU TO TALK. THE ARTICLE IS A LYING EXAGGERATION BUT BELIEVE EVERYTHING THE MEDIA TELLS YOU,I PROBABLY COULD SELL YOU SOME SWAMP LAND IN FLORIDA,IT IS NOTHING EVEN WORTH DEFENDING THE GRANTS CARING FOR. ABONDED ANIMALS SHELTERS WOULD NOT TAKE AND HELP BECAUSE IT OBVIOUS ELAINE ROGERS IS AN IGNORANT ONE SIDED IDIOT WHO BELIEVES SOAP OPERAS ALSO!!

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The Grants are caring hard workers and true heroes to stray and abandoned animals

The Grants had workers helping them and diligently spent their money on their care food toys medicine beds shampoo etc..How can you judge when you are just going by what is written and. ny 1 plants please have the intelligence to know the Grants are hard workers who dedicated their time energy effort and all their money to the strY and abandoned animals shelters didnt want.THE GRANTS ARE THE TRUE HEROES!!UNTIL THEY ARE INTERVIEWED AND YOU LEARN ALL THE FACTS YOU ARE QUITE IGNORANT TO BELIEVE ONLY WHAT YOU SEE WITHOUT KNOWING THE OTHER REAL SIDE!

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Peter Myles

Ignorant. You are the ignorant one who believes that hoarding all those animals isn’t a problem. People entering the house needed respirators!!! Isn’t that a problem in your eyes? The living conditions are deplorable and I’m actually surprised that the mentally ill woman and her just as sick mother were allowed to move back into that house. Unfortunately, most hoarders don’t realize their situation and will continue to fight everyone with their denial.
Having you continue to defend them is only propagating the situation and preventing them from receiving mental health.

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The Grants are caring hard workers

Listen Elaine Rogers many pets can be taken care of if your a hard worker with money to invest in care and food and workers to help you which tbe Grants did they took in homeless and strays that shelters would and couldnt take out of the kindness of their heart .Maybe you couldnt take care of alot of pets or people because your lazy and cheap and a nasty judgemtal bitch but the Grants took the time ,money and care to save lives and nurture them.Many volunteers worked and helped the Grants you dont know the real story because the Grants were never interviewed and no ppictures shown of their healthy animals or the break in and raid so you with only a one sided article to read to make your decision is a judgemental idiot with no facts

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Michelle

It is impossible to convince those who kow-tow to authority that this scenario, or something similar, could happen to them.
Many of the people commenting here make it clear that they couldn’t care less about Elizabeth Grants animals. I’d be willing to bet that other than participating in an online feeding frenzy as ignorant people tend to do, not one of them has ever followed up regarding what happened to ALL of the so-called “rescues animals” that they never wouldn’t have been bothered to help. I hope that the authorities invade their privacy, hijack the elderly with assets, paint them as abusers of people and maybe also animals too, and only then will they find out how ignorant, petty, and mean they were chiming in on something they know little to nothing about.

https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Rights-War-Souls-Shattered/dp/1092300473/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=the+animal+rights+war%3A+lost+souls+and+shattered+lives&qid=1554494603&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

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Elaine Bennett

Animal hoarding is a disorder, which is very real and very serious. You unwillingness to recognize that it exists is why animals today remain in these house of horrors. And the joke is that Ms. Grant eats meat! She does indeed love animals, when they’re served on a plate with condiments.

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Dr John Doolittle

My Dear Woman, will you join me in Puddley-on-the-Marsh, where you, I, Gub-gub, Dab-dab, Chee-chee and Too-too can live quite happily together in our little world of fantasy, wonder and unreality.

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Dr John Doolittle

My dear Ms. Grant, will you join me in Puddley-on-the-Marsh, where you, I, Gub-gub, Dab-dab, Chee-chee and Too-too can live quite happily in our little world of fantasy and wonder. You’re halfway there, my dear ladie.

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ElainRogers

The article states they euthanized only one, not all 67 pets. (The fact that 67 and pets should ever appear in the same sentence is disgraceful and deranged!) it shows you just how dellusional this ghost caretaker is that they can’t even see the words as they are written. It’s no surprise that they couldn’t see the ever more horrific consequences of hoarding right under their own nose!

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A WIITNESS, CAREGIVER IN THE HOUSE

what a bunch of jokster idiots and obviously the same person joking around using different names.The media hype bullshit of the article is for people with small minds.Ms.Grant has all the proof she took care ovf the animals with bank statents and veteranary records.I am sure people would love to see pictures of the break in and ransacking .The house os neat and gets better everyday with workers reconstructing it.Ms Grant was seen and her mom constantly shopping for the pets especially for food and IT IS A FACT THE NEWS ONE PEOPLE ARE NOT HER REAL NEIGHBORS AND ONLY HER AND HER MOM AND THE WORKER AND CAREGIVER WERE ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE HOUSE,SO THE PRETEND NEIGHBORS FOR NEW YORK ONE ARE LYING JUST LIKE THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE OR WHOEVER HELPED HIM WRITE IT.MS.GRANT FINDS OUT HER WELL TAKEN CARE OF PETS ARE SICK IN THE HANDS OF THE ASPCA AND THEY EUTHENIZED THEM ISNT THAT PAIN AND PUNISHMENT ENOUGH FOR THIS LOVING CAREGIVER.YOU DIDNT HEAR THE REAL STORY FROM THE SOURCE JUST A PACK OF LIES ONLY PEOPLE WITH NO INTELLECT WOULD BELIEVE OR MAKE JOKING COMMENTS ABOUT!MS GRANT ALWAYS LOVED AND CARED FOR HER ANIMALS WELL AS REAL WITNESSES,CAREGIVERS AND REAL NEIGHBORS SAWTHE GRANTS SHOPPING TO FOOD FOR THE PETS AMONG OTHER THINGS AND HER REAL WORKERS AND CAREGIVERS GOING IN AND OUT OF THE HOUSE

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Elaine

Does the reconstruction include taking dumps in the living room to replicate animal feces?

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ElaineRogers

Lorraine Vultaggio is the true hero and savior of the animals! What is truly shocking is how this loon cannot see how she slowly and systematically tortured those animals through neglect because she was a compulsive hoarder. How sick!

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JH Resident2

Interesting. I’ve been noticing fewer stray cats for the past year, and here I thought it was the Chinese restaurants in the area were responsible. Little did I know that they were on their way to that house of horrors. Given the choice, I’m sure a lot of those cats would have preferred being severed on a plate of lo mein.

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JH Resident

I stopped reading once I saw 55 cats. I mean, really, 55 cats! Why does this even have to go to court? They should just give this old maid a rocking chair, a cabbage patch doll and a big old bottle of klonopin.

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Greystone

I just saw the NY1 segment and that neighbor and eye witness is saying the animals that were brought outside by the authorities were abused. She saw it with her own eyes. What makes this story even more repulsive is that while Ms Grant seems mentally ill for not being able to determine the condition she was living in, as well as those animals, her mother NEVER raised the issue to authorities either.
They should both be thrown in a jail cell, given polluted water to drink and no toilet. Let them live out the rest of their years in filth. It sickens me that while they could leave their house for fresh air, they allowed those animals to be held prisoners.
Besides those abused animals, imagine what it must be like for the neighbors to live next to that. THANK GOD the Police arrived when they did! Lock them up and throw away the key.
They should both be ashamed.

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DontRescueAnyMore

One of the dogs had a protruding urethra, which made urinating painful. How on god’s green earth do you overlook something like that?! Oh, I know — get 11 more dogs and 45 cats!

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A WIITNESS, CAREGIVER AND HELPER IN THE HOUSE

MS.GRANT HAD TO FIND OUT THAT HER BELOVED PETS WERE EUTHANIZED FROM THIS ARTICLE AND I THINK THAT IS PUNISHMENT ENOUGH FROM THIS HONEST AND TRUE CAEGIVER AND MOMMY TO THE LOVES OFHER LIFE,HER PETS.ALL MS,GRANT WAS TRYING TO DO WAS SAVE HOMELESS ,ABANDONED OR INJURED ANIMALS AND GET THEM THE HEALTHCARE THEY NEEDED IF THEY NEEDED IT.SHE DID NOT HAVE AS MANY ANIMALS AS SAID AND EVERYONE LIVED COMFORTABLY AND HAPPILY AND HEALTHFULLY WITH NO COMPLAINTS.PLEASE DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ. AND TAKE PITY ON THE FACT THAT MS. GRANT AS BEING THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT PEOPLE THAT KNOW HER IN THE COMMUNITY KNOW HER AS A GENEROUS THOUGHTFUL KIND HELPFUL CAREGIVER TO HER PARENTS,HER FAMILY,HER FRIENDS,HER COWORKERS AND ANY PERSON OR ANIMAL THAT HAS THE PLEASEARE TO MEET SUCH A KIND HEARTED HSRDWORKING LOVELY PERSON THAT TRULY LOVES ALL PEOPLE AND ANIMALS UNCONDITIONALLY WITH ALL HER HEART AND SOUL AND EVERY PENNY SHE COULD SPEND TO ENHANCE THE HEALTH OF ANIMAL OR FEED ANY HUNGRY ANIMAL OR TAKE IN A COLD ANIMAL OR LOST OR ABANDONED ANIMALS SHE WOULD GLADLY GIVE HER SOUL TO THE ANIMALS AND PRAYS TO ST FRANCIS REGULARLY THAT HER PETS AND ALL ANIMALS WILL BE IN THE LOVE AND CARE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR!!
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DontRescueAnyMore

Sure — there weren’t as many animals as they claimed, they were all healthy, everybody else is a liar. Denial and delusion. She should do the community a favor and don’t “save” another animal ever again. Leave that to the ASPCA! True professionals.

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St Francis

Leave my name out of this one. I’m on the side of the animals and the ASPCA!

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A WIITNESS, CAREGIVER AND HELPER IN THE HOUSE

MS GRANT HAS A REPUTATION TO THE VE NEIGHBORHOOD AS A HE GOOD CAREGIVER TO HER PETSAND MOM AND HAS EVEN BEEN GIVEN IRREGULAR ANIMALS THAT THE. SHETLTES HAVE TURNEDED DOWN AND SAID THE ANIMALS. M,IGHT HAVE PUT TO SLEEP.SHE HELPED EVERY HURT OR ABANDONED ANIMAL SHE COULDAND HAS ALL THE ANIMALS MEDICAL RECORDS TO PROVE IT.DONT BELIEVE THE LIES OF THE NAMES OF THEIR ANIMALS AND THEIR ILLNESSES.THE MINUTE THE MINUTE THE ASPCA. STARTED CHASING THE ANIMALS AND KNOCKING OVER EVERYTHING TO GET THEM IR THROWING THEM IN SMALL CAGES ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER AND DRAGGING THEM WHEN UT IGNORING THEIR CRIES AND LEAVING THE TRUCK DOOR AND FRONT DOOR AND WINDOWS IN THEHOUSE IN THE FREEZING COLD AND THE MINUTE THEY LEFT THE GRANTS CARE THAT IS WHEN THE GRANTS NO LONGER COULD BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PETS HEALTH.THE GRANT WERE ALWAYS SEEN BUYING BIG BAGS OF FOOD FOR THE ANIMALS AND ALOT OF CAN FOOD TOYS TREATS BEDS SHAMPOO AND FLEA COLLARS AT THE STORE.THEY REALLY LOVED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR AND TOOK CARE OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD,TREATS,TOYS ,BEDS AND AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF ENDLESS LOVE!!!

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82stcommunity

Open up! Open up! Open up the doors to your torture house, hoarder!

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jhresident

They left the doors and windows open because of the smell, which apparently you couldn’t smell. I don’t doubt that this hoarder was buying flea collars – probably to wear around her own neck to keep the bugs off her too. That only supports what the ASPCA was saying about the bug problems. Boy, this lady is in major denial. She should NEVER be permitted to own another pet ever. I

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ashamedforyou

Did play time include rolling around all the trash and feces in that dump?

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A WIITNESS, A.NEIGHBOhe R AND HELPER IN THE HOUSE

THE PEOPLE IN THE NEWS ONE EXCERPT ARE NOT MS.GRANTS REAL NEIGHBORS AND ONLY MS.GRANT AND HER MOM AND A CAREGIVER AND A WORKER IN THE HOUSE WERE ALLOWED. TO STAND ANYWHERE NEAR THE H OUSE THEY HAD BLOCKED THE HOUSIE SO THE WOMAN SAYING SHE SAW THeE ANIMALS IS. LYOMN

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92nd Street Denizen

This thread is good. I’m going to assume the person writing in CAPITAL letters is Ms. Grant since from the rambling writings it’s clearly someone who is stressed out. All I can say from reading these comments is that the courts will have to decide for themselves whether the Police Officer or Ms. Grant is telling the truth. All I know is I’m hoping those poor animals are being cared for and not traumatized in the least. They’re poor defenseless animals in a cruel world.

Could Ms. Grant be telling the truth? I, for one, would love to see pictures that were taken. Does anyone know where they can be seen? Could Ms. Grant be a victim of government officials gone rogue? Can JacksonHeightsPost.com get a reporter over to Ms. Grant’s place for an interview?

This JH resident wants answers since this poor woman’s life is spiraling out of control. Does anyone know her well that can chime in?

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OpenUp

Hey, the Grants should hold an open house for the community and press so that everybody can see with their own two eyes how pristine and clean that home is. That way, people can come to their own conclusions. I for one would like to petition them to do so! Until then, we can believe the words of the neighbors who witnessed things and quoted on NY1 and I say convict, convict, convict!

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MARIO BATALE

I AGREE….OPEN UP!!!!

IF THIS CRAZY PET HOARDER WANTS ANYONE TO BELIEVE HER, INVITE THE PRESS OVER TO SEE THE DUMP. IF THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE IS ANY INDICATION OF THE INSIDE, THIS NUT JOB HAS MUCH WORK TO DO TO GET THE PLACE CLEANED UP!

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JHfilthhoarder

To all local hoarders: this month’s swap is being held on the 10th in the bed bath and beyond parking lot off Astoria boulevard. Again, as a reminder, this is a swap so please BRING items to the swap.

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A WIITNESS, A NEIGHBOR AND HELPER IN THE HOUSE

THE JOKSTER COMMENTS FROM FICTITIOUS ANIMALS WITH FICTITIOUS ILLNESSES IS DISGUSTING.MS GRANT AND HER MOM AND THE ANIIMALS. AND THE CAREGIVERS. IN THE HOUSE HAVE NO HEALTH PROBLEMS. AT ALL BEING IN THE HOUSE.THE ONLY TIMEVTHE HOUSE WAS A MESS IS WHEN THE ASPCA RANSACKED IT TO TERRORIZE THE ANIMALS ON CAMERA.PLEASE DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ OR SEE. WHEN THE REPORTERS DIDNT HAVE THE COMMON DECENCY TO TELL THE REAL STORY AND INTERVIEW THE OWNERS,WORKERS IN THE HOUSE AND CAREGIVERS.SO THE PACK OF LIES IS SENSATIONALISM BULLSHIT TO MAKE AN HONEST CAREGIVER TO ANIMALS LOOK BAD TO SELL ARTICLES AS THEY DESTROY GOOD CARING ANIMAL LOVING CITIZENS LIFE!!THE BAD TREATMENT OF THE ASPCA AND THE POLICE CAN BE SHOWN IN PICTURES AND ON CAMERA AND WOULD THEY LIKE THAT SHOWN,OF COURSE. NOT,HIDE THE TRUTH AND BELIEVE THE NONSENSE TO DESTROY A GOOD CITIZEN WHO WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP ANIMALS AND NOT THROW THEM OUT IN THE COLD WITH NO COAT LIKE THE POLICE DID TO MS GRANT AND HER MOTHER ON THE NIGHT OF THE BREAK IN SEIZURE AND RANSACKING WITH NO WARRANT AND NO VOUCHER GIVEN FOR THE. PETS WHICH IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT. A MINUTE AFTER THE ANIMALS WERE REMOVED FROM THE GRANTS HOME THEY SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR HEALTH BECAUSE THE STRESS OF THE TERRORIZATION OF THE SEIZURE AND CHASING AFTER THEM AND THROWING OVER FURNITURE TO GRAB THEM HARSHLY. INTHEIR LOVING HOME ALONE WILL BE A SHOCK TO THEANIMALS SYSTEM AND CAUSE SEUZURES AND PANIC ATTACKS DUE TO HUNTING THESE ANIMALS DOWN THAT WERE RUNNING FROM ASPCA WORKERS AND GRABBING THEM HARSHLY AND THROWING THEM IN CAGES TO SMALL ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND LEAVING THE FRONT DOOR S ND WINDOWS OPEN FOR 7AND A HALF HOURS IN THE COLD AND THE TRUCK LEFT OPEN FOR THE ANIMALS TO FREEZE,THIIS WAS NOT HUMANE AT ALL AND THE ILL TREATMENT BY THE ASPCA CAUSED THE ANIMALS TO BECOME VERY SCARED SO ANYTHING THAT RESULTED WITH THE PETS AFTER THEY LEFT THE IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL CAREGIVING OF THE GRANTS IS THE FAULT OF THE ASPCA AND THE POLICE FOR ALLOWING. IT BECAUSE THE POLICE SPENT THEIR TIME THREATENING TO ARREST THE GRANTS FOR ASKING ANY QUESTIONS AND KICKING THEM OUT OF THEIR OWN HOME IN THE COLD INSTEAD OF MAKING SURE THE ASPCA WERE NOT RANSACKING THE GRANTS HOUSE AND TERRORIZING THE ANIMALS AND THROWING THEM HARSHLY IN CAGES AND GRABBING THEM SEVERELY SHOCKING THEIR SYSTEM INSTEAD OF TREATING THEM HUM ANELY .LORRAINE VULTAGGIO LED THIS BREAK IN WITH NO WARRANT SHOWN AND NO VOUCHER GIVEN WITH THE TERRORIZATION OF THE ANMALS AND THE RANSACKING OF THE HOUSE.SHE KICKED OUT MS GRANTS MOTHER INTO THE FREEZING COLD SAYING THEY WERE JUST CHECKING THE PETS NOT TAKING THEM WHICH WAS A PREDETERMINED LIE.THE GRANTS WERE TOLD BY SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS WE CAN LIE AND USE TRICKERY TO GET WHAT WE WANT.I HOPE THESE PEOPLE. WHO ADMITTINGLY AND PROUDLY STATE THAT THEY ARE LYERS TO TRICK YOU TO GET WHAT THEY WANT ARE THE ONES YOU SADLY BELIEVE.THE GRANTS ARE WELL EDUCATED CARING UPSTANDING CITIZENS WHO CARE FOR. EACH OTHER,THEIR PETS,THEIR FAMILY AND FRRIENDS AND WORKERS AND CAREGIVERS WHO. GLADLY HELPED IN A HOUSE THAT WAS A LOVING CARING HOME TO ALL THE PETS THAT EVERYONE LIVED COMFORTABLY IN.

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jHresident

OMG! This hoarder is deranged! I saw an episode of hoarders recently and the woman was convinced that all of her animals were fine and that she loved them all, despite their actual condition, which was apparent to anybody with two eyes. This woman is in total denial and should get help for her hoarding condition. I hope the courts rule that she needs treatment with monthly visits from animal control.

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Gracie

They say i had cerebellar hypoplasia, but I think it was the smell in that house that was Making me dizzy.

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Animal Lover

I believe her too! As somebody who has 73 cats, 22 dogs, 6 ferrets and a canary named moe, in a studio apartment, I know that all you need is love, dedication and a full-time staff of 17 to help shovel all that feces out of your house on an hourly basis. I love each and every one of my animals when I can find them.

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Pookie's Mom

Guys, leave this poor woman alone. Imagine having pets you love being taken away from you for no good reason. It sounds like she’s cared for these pets while the shelters were ready to put them down. I BELIEVE her and hope she wins the lottery so she can get them all back.

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A KNOWLEDGEABLE NEIGHBOR OF THE GRANTS

There are no quotes from the owner because that would make this a real artcle and not a pile of contrived exaggerated lies to make the loving caregiver to the animals look bad when a lying police officer breaks in your house and never shows you a warrant and takes your loved and tells you youll never see them again thats a pretty viscious unprofessional. uncerdulous way for Lorraine Vultaggio and her teamates to act like.The police were bullies kicking outms grant and her mom in the freezing cold in their slippers and terrorizing animals that were not sick to behin with and ransacking the house! The ASPCA dragged the animalsut on top of each other in tiny cages and with short leashes which the pets were struggling on and the police we re threatening every second to arrest the Grants if they asked a question or tried to console and calm down their pets.All animals looked and were healthy but I am sure t g e seizure and incarceration took a toll on their bodies and minds.I also have video and pictures of the. ASPCA and the police leaving the door open in the house. for hours for the animals to freeze and the door open to the ASPCA truck for hours to freeze the animals to death. with no care from the ASPCA and the Police and when the Grants asked any questions they were told they would be arrested.They were never shown the warrant during the break in and seizeure and were told they would get a voucher and receopt for the animals and in the end they were told they would NEVER SEE THEIR ANIMALS AGAIN !!!!!!

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A NEIGHBOR OF THE GRANTS

I WITNESSED THE GRANTS SPENDING 350 DOLLARS. A WEEK ON FOOD FOR THE ANIMALS. I ALSO WITNESSED THE HOUSE BEING CLEANED AND THE ANIMALS BEING HAPPY AND HEALTHY AND PLAYING!!PLEASE DONT BELIEVE THE LIES IN THIS ARTICLE AND IT IS. OBVIOUS BECAUSE. IT IS SUCH A JOKE FOR FOR THE WRITER BECAUSE. YOU EVEN HAVE QUOTES FROM THE FICTITIOUS. ANIMALS ! THIS ARTICLE IS DISCUSTING AND AN OBVIOUS EXAGGDRATION. AND IS BEING SET UP TO DEFAME AND TEAR APART AN OBVIOUS ANIMAL LOVER WHO WENT OVER AND TO HELP THE ANIMALS WITH FOOD,CARE,WALKS,BATHS,HUGS AND KISSES TOO!!NO UNHEALTHY PETS IN THE GRANT HOUSEHOLD THEY WERE ALWAYS. PLAYING,EATING AND HAVING FUN BEING WITH MS.GRANT AND HER MOTHER

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Joey

When witnessing the Grants spending $350 a week on the animals and the house being cleaned, did you also happen to see the Easter bunny and Santa doing the Chicken Dance?

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Timmy Turtle

C’mon, I think everyone’s being too hard on Ms. Grant. She was wonderful! She provided my turtle companion, Tina, and me plenty to eat: fleas, mites, a variety of fungi and turd blossoms as far as the eye could see! Not to mention that a childless owner who ignores you is turtle paradise! Now I’m stuck in some teen’s terrarium in Westchester. He thinks it’s funny to blow marijuana smoke in my face and feed me French fries.

But nobody cares about us turtles.

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A WITNESS AND WORKER AND CAREGIVER IN THE GRANT HOUSEHOLD AND THE DAY OF THE BREAK IN SEIZURE

THE GRANTS BOUGHT 350 DOLLARS FOR THEIR PETS WEEKLY!!THE GRANTS GAVE THE PETS FOOD THREE TIMES A DAY.THE GRANTS TOOK IN PETS SHELTERS WOULD NOT FEEL WERE SALABLE AND HAD NO SICK ANIMALS IN THEIR CARE.,MS GRANT HAD WORKERS WORKING DAILY TO CLEAN UP THE HOUSE AND AFTER THE ANIMALS AND FEED AND WALK THE PETS AND CLEAN TOYS AND THEIR BEDS.MS.GRANT IS A WELL EDUCATED,KIND HEARTED PERSON AND SO IS HER MOM.IT IS SAD THE JOURNALIST KJUST WROTE LIES ABOUT POLICE OFFICERS WALKING THROUGH OPEN DOORS AND ABOUT. FICTITITIOUS ANIMAL CONDITIONS AND NAMES.THANK GOD WE H AS VE PICTURES OF THE WELL TAKEN CARE OF ANIMALS BEFORE THE BREAK IN SEIZURE WITH NO WARRANT OR VOUCHER AND THE TERRORIZED ANIMALS DURING THE SEIZURE AND THE DOOR LEFT OPEN FOR THE ANIMALS TO FREEZE IN THE ASPCA TRUCK FOR M ANY HOURS!!WE ALSO HAVE PICTURES OF THE GRANTS HOUSE RANSACKED BY TGE ASPCA.ALL I CAN SAY IS THE ANIMALS WE WERE HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIVING WITH THE GRANTS AND TERRORIZED SCARED AND MISERABLE BEING TAKEN BY THE ASPCA SO THE MINUTE THE PETS ENTERED THEIR TRUCK ANY AILMENTS THEY SUPPOSIDLY ENCOUNTERED AND I STRESS SUPPOSIDLY WAS CAUSED BY THE ASPCA DISTURBING. THE ANIMALS MWNTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH BY INCARCERATING THEM AND TAKING THEM AWAY FROM THEIR USUAL FOOD,BEDS,BATHS,TOYS AND AMAZING LOVE THE GRANTS HAD FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEIR LOVING PETS EHICH THEY LOVED AND CARED FOR LIKE THEIR FAMILY!!

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A WITNESS AND WORKER AND CAREGIVER IN THE GRANT HOUSEHOLD AND THE DAY OF THE BREAK IN SEIZURE

THE GRANTS HAVE MANY CAREGIVERS FOR THE ANIMALS AND WORKERS TO CLEAN AND FIX THE HOUSE.MANY WITNESSES TO VOUCH FOR THE LOVE AND CARE OF THE ANIMALS.THE GRANTS ARE REAL GOOD PEOPLE AND THE ANIMALS IN THIS STORY ARE FICTITIOUS AND SO ARE THEIR CONDITIONS THAT IS WHY IF YOU CHECK THESE COMMENTS. IT SEEMS THE FOOL LYING WRITER OF THIS WR O TE COMMENTS FROM THE FICTIOTIOUS ANIMALS TO SHOW YOU WHAT A LYING MOCKERY FRAME JOB THIS ARTICLE IS FOR THE GRANTS. DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GRANTS THEY ARE CARING PEOPLE WHO LOVE ANIMALS WITH ALL THEIR HEART AND THE ONLY PAIN THOSE ANIMALS EVER RECEIVED WAS FROM THE ASPCA WORKERS INCARCERATING THEM,CHASING THEM,SCARING THEM,KNOCKING OVER DOORS BEDS AND FURNITURE TO GET THEM. WEHAVE PICTURES OF THE RANSACKING AND DESTRUCTION OF THE GRANTS HOUSE AND TERRORIZATION OF THE GRANTS AND TGEIR BELOVED PETS THAT WERE TREATED LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS AND TRUE FAMILY.IN THEIR CARE!!

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Big Edie Beale

Ever since they renovated Grey Gardens and returned it to its original splendor, I’ve been searching for new haunts–a place covered in dog feces and soaked in cat urine. My preference is that of raccoons and cats, of course, but this will suffice.

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Little Edie

My mother doesn’t believe in kitty litter. She prefers boxes and paper. And she’s the cat lover. So you can imagine how I suffer.

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THIS ARTICLE IS A COMPLETE LIE!!WITNESS TO THE BREAK IN AND SEIZURE WHERE NO WARRANT WAS PRESENTED AND NO VOUCHER OR RECEIPT GIVEN FOR THE ANIMALS! THE GRANTS GAVE AMPLE FOOD,HEAT,LIGHT,BEDS,BATHS,A CLEAN HOUSE TOYS AND LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL THEIR PETS,,DOG

NUMBER OF PETS AT THE GRANT HOUSEHOLD IS EXAGERREATED.As a witness to the seizure with no warrant,I witnessed with the door left open in the freezing cold and the Grants kicked out in their slippers into the street.The animals were chased through the house for furniture thrown over.THE ANIMALS WERE DRAGGED OUT OF THE HOUSE!!THE CAGES WERE TO SMALL FOR THEM AND THE DOGS WERE CRYING AND BARKING LOUD! THE CATS WERE MEOWING AND THEY WERE THROWN ON TOP OF EACH OTHER IN TINY CAGES. I WANT TO ADD NOT ONLY WAS THE GRANTS DOOR LEFT OPEN IN THE FREEZING COLD FOR 7AND A HALF HOURS IN THE FREEZING COLD AND THEIRVWINDOWS LEFT OPEN AND I WITNESSING ANIMALS BEING CHASED AND FURNITURE THROWN OVER BUT ALSO ALL PETS WERE LEFT IN THE TRUCK WOTH THE DOOR OPEN IN FREEZING COLD TEMPERATURESS FOR HOURS,I EVEN TOOK VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THIS AND PICTURES TO SHOW HOW THE ASPCA WERE MISTREATING THE ANIMALS AND MAKING THEM VERY SICK,ALL ANIMALS WERE SHAKING AND MAKING NOISES IN THEIR CAGES AND NO CARE WAS BEING GIVEN TO THEM FROM ASPCA WORKERS BECAUSE THE ASSPCA WORKERS WERE LAUGHING AND JOKING AND TAKING FUN PICTURES IN FRONT OF THE GRANTS HOUSE AS THE POLICE STOOD AROUND THREATENING THE GRANTS EVERY SECOND THAT THEY WERE GOING TO ARREST THEM. AND NEVER PRODUCING A WARRANT THEY ASKED TO SEE AND PROMISING THEM A RECEIPT AND VOUCHER TO ACCOUNT FOR EACH ANIMAL AND AT THE END OF THIS TERRORIZATION FOR THE GRANTS AND THE ANIMALS THE POLICE TOLD THE GRANTS GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE OR WE WILL ARREST YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOUR ANIMALS AGAIN!!!! IF ANY PET BECAME SICK A MINUTE AFTER THIS SEIZURE THEN THAT IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE GRANTS IT IS THE FAULT OF THE PEOPLE LEADING THE SEIZURE THE POLICE AND THE ASPCA BECAUSE THOSE ANIMALS WERE TERRORIZED WITH THEIR HAIR STANDING ON EDGE AND SHAKING.SO THIS SEIZURE ALONE BEING THROWN IN A CAGE AND NOT GIVEN THEIR REGULAR FOOD AND THE LOVE FROM THE GRANTS AND THEIR USUAL BED,WALKS AND FREEDOM,THAT ALONE WILL BE A SHOCK TO THE A PETS SYSTEM. AND CAUSE A SERIES OF ILLNESSES,FEARS,CONVULSIONS AND PANIC ATTACKS BEING SEIZED,CAGED AND BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR HOME AND THEIR MOMMY AND FAMILY OF OTHER PETS,HEAT AND LIGHT AND COMFORT OUT OF A CAGE AND IN A NICE BED.ANY ILLNESSES THE ANIMALS OCCURRED A MINUTE AFTER THE SEIZURE WAS MOST PROBABLY CAUSED BY THE PETS BEING GRABBED AND THROWN IN CAGES TO BE TERRORIZED FEELING SCARED AND HELPLESS TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR REGULAR BED,FOOD,HEAT,LIGHT,FREEDOM,TOYS,WALKS, PARKS,FRIENDS,FAMILY ETC..ANIMALS ARE JUST LIKE PEOPLE AND BEING INCARCERATED FOR NO REASON WOULD MAKE ANYONE SICK AND DESTROYED AND THIS COULD AFFECT ANYONES HEALTH. I AM WITNESS THAT THE GRANTS DID NOT HAVE THAT MANY PETS AND THE PETS THEY HAD WERE WELL TAKEN CARE OF,WITH LOTS OF FOOD WATER,BEDS,BATHS,HEAT ,LIGHT,TOYS AND LOTS OF LOVE!!

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WITNESS TO THE ACTUAL EVENTS

These responses seem like they are written by the fictitios animals .As the caregiver and cleaner in the Grants house.I want to state for the record there was never any trouble with the Grants or their pets.On January 6 according to me as witness and the cameras no doors were open and no one came in But on January 28th an illegal break in occurred by the police which terrifified Ms. Grants mom and Lauraine Vultaggio and her team kicked the poor elderly lady into the street in the snow in her slippers and ransaced the house,doors were knocked over along with beds torn up while chasing and trying to grab their well loved pets,this is all on camera and pictures were taken.The pets were terrified along with the Grants as.they watch their house be destroyed and their pets be terrorized running in all direction to get away from these people.No warrant was ever shown or produced at the scene.No receipt for the animals was ever given to the Grants and by law when the police take a citizens they have to producw a receipt for that or should be immediately given back to the person because not even the police can take peoples merchandise without giving a receipt legally.ALL FACTS IN THIS JOURNALISTS VISCIOUS ENDEAVOR TO FRAME THE OWNER LEAVING HER STATEMENT AND LETTING HER SHOW PICTURES OF HER WELL TAKEN CARE OF PETS AND CLEAN HOUSE THAT WAS BROLEN INTO ON JANUARY 28TH AND RANSACKED WHILE HER PETS AND ELDERLY MOM WERE TERRORIZED ALONG WITH HER. NO CITIZEN SHOULD HAVE TO READ A STORY OF COUNTLESS LIES LIKE THIS! ANY JOURNALIST,POLICE OFFICER OR ANY OTHER CAREER THAT INVOLVES LIES AND TRICKERY SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN AND NOT COMMWNDED FOR ABUSING AND ACCUSING PEOPLE WITHOUT EVEN LETTING THE ACTUAL PERSON YOUR ACCUSING SPEAK TO COUNTERACT AND DIFFUSE ALL THE LIES TO MAKE IT A REAL STORY NOT A FICTITIOUS PLOT TO FRAME A CITIZEN THAT CARES FOR ANIMALS,THE ELDERLY AND PETS ETC..

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Concerned citizen

What can we do as concerned citizens to condemn that house? You can even see the trash on the porch!

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Micky

Once you hit double digit numbers with animals In a house of that size, there’s a huge problem. Sounds like there’s a lot of denial, which is kind of typical with hoarders. Wow, there’s even what looks like garbage on the terrace.

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Eileen

Seems as if animal names and conditions are fictious because we never hear from credible sources such as the owners or people that knew them.Journalists who create these fictitious stories should analyze why they became writers because it should be to get the whole story and talk to the owners and not make up fictitious names and conditions of animals to sell an article falsely and misrepresent a caring person in the community that is trying to help animals.No one in any profession should be allowed to lie and keep their job,just like no one should be able to break in your house and steal your property and make up stories. why your property should not be returned back using media hype to twist the facts and destroy an obvious animal lover with an incredibly big heart!!

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Eileen

Who leaves their door open in queens?Police officers usually break into houses people dont leave the door open for them.How does the author of this article or the police officer know the animals names when they never spoke to the owners.If those animals were as sick as they were saying they would have barked and meowed and been heard a mile away yet no commentary on animal complaints from valid people.Just a media hype bullshit story with made up animal names and conditions to try to validate an obvious break in to this womans house because no one leaves their door open to police and her property and pets taken violating the first amendment and the made up accusations that the animals had these conditions that is not quoted by an actual veteranarian seemingly look like false allegation to justify an illegal break in and taking a citizens property with no vallid reason other then the police can seize your property at any time and us citizens have to sit down and shut up and let our property be taken as media hype lying journalist will prey on a law abiding person caring for animals and make up viscious stories about the woman to sell an article and make it juicy!!What makes the story more ridiculous is randomly naming the animals with no quotes from the actual owners so of course the animals names aref ictitios and so are there made up health conditions.

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Mary

ALL LIES THIS JOURNIST WANTS TO BE SUED!!IIF THE HOUSE HAS CAMERAS AND THE POLICE OFFICER LIED SHE IS IN ALOT OF TROUBLE!!

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