Woman charged after 100 cats were removed from her home


A Clinton woman has been charged with animal cruelty under Agriculture and Markets Law after over 100 cats were seized from her home. 

The CNY SPCA dealt with double the amount of animals it’s used to after nearly 100 Ragdoll cats were dropped off by cruelty investigator on Oct. 31.

The cats were rescued from a hoarding case. Though the shelter isn’t used to their presence, they’re not allowed to turn away animals that have suffered from animal cruelty.

Most of the 100 cats were healthy, but there were some that have respiratory issues.

Investigators have charged 54-year-old Roberta Graziadei, of Clinton, with animal cruelty for “harboring over one hundred animals in unhealthy and unsanitary conditions at her residence.” 

In a post on the CNY SPCA’s Facebook page, the organization said it needs assistance in the form of food, litter, foster families, and monetary donations to cover the cost of medications. They ran out of litter the night the cats were dropped off. 

You can drop off donations in the donation box outside the CNY SPCA at 5878 East Molloy Road in Mattydale or donate via their webpage.

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