17 Cats Found in Motel Room and Car, 2 Women Charged with Animal Abuse

| by Denise A Justin

Linda Mitchell, 60, and her daughter Kristina, 26, were charged with animal abuse on Thursday, after police officers reported finding 17 cats in their motel room and car.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted at a motel in Fenton on January 13.

Police reported that officers were called to the Super 8 Motel, 650 South Highway Drive by the motel managers who "noticed a problem."

Officers found 14 cats in the women’s room. Three additional cats were found in their car.

Police described the room as, “…filled with trash and debris, smelled of urine and feces and had no water or food bowls for the cats.”

The county animal control agency took the cats. A veterinary exam showed they suffered from neglect, police said.

The two women gave their address as on Meadows Drive in the Mehlville area of south St. Louis County, Missouri. Buckley

No court date was posted yet.

Source: St. Louis Today