Frankford’s “Cat Lady” has been acquitted of hundreds of animal abuse charges and intends to sue the SPCA for “destroying my life.”
The Pennsylvania SPCA last week filed animal cruelty charges against a Frankford woman who had more than 200 cats in her Fillmore Street home. The PSPCA filed 241 summary counts against 64-year-old Lanie Jacobson for unsanitary conditions and 44 counts for failure to provide veterinary care, spokeswoman Sarah Eremus stated in an April 29 news release.
A Bustleton home that in July was found filled with vermin, trash and animal waste as well as several dead cats likely will be torn down.
The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave., is offering fee-waived adoptions on most animals on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Peace & Love Summer Block Party! “The event is a way to highlight all of the services available to the public at the Pennsylvania SPCA while finding new homes for the wonderful pets in our shelter,” said PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. The following deals and promotions will be offered:
A Bustleton home so infested with vermin that it was declared unfit for human habitation likely won’t be demolished by the city even though the Department of Licenses and Inspections also posted it as structurally unsafe.
PSPCA workers were back in Bustleton on Monday to search for cats believed to be hiding in a decrepit, vermin-infested home.