Bremerton Woman Charged After Kitten Found Starved to Death

February 8, 2016

Feb. 8– Silverdale, Wash. –  On January 27, 2015, Animal Control officers responded to a report of an odor coming from a Bremerton apartment. The report was made by a caller concerned that his neighbor had not been to the apartment in a while. Upon gaining entry to the apartment, Kitsap Humane Society  Animal Control Officer Patrick Griffin-Hall found a dead kitten with no food or water.

Dr. Jen Stonequist, Director of Shelter Medicine at Kitsap Humane Society, performed a necropsy and histopathology and her findings were consistent with a cat that had not eaten for 5-7 days. The cat had died 24-36 hours before being found. Officer Griffin-Hall reported that owner had supposedly arranged for a friend to watch the cat, but when her phone stopped working, made no additional efforts to contact her friend or any other acquaintances in the area to care for the cat.

This week it was announced that the owner, a 22 year-old Bremerton woman, has been charged with Animal Cruelty. The maximum penalty for animal cruelty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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