Neptune Beach cat hoarder arrested | Crime

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Neptune Beach cat hoarder arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Neptune Beach woman accused acts of cruelty on her over 30 cats was arrested Friday. 

The home of Edith Martin Alcorn, 70, was condemned by the City of Neptune Beach after officers found 34 sick and diseased cats in her residence July 7. 

According to a Neptune Beach Police Department incident report, Alcorn's house was "covered with feces" and littered with cats in cages with little or no water in their bowls.

Officers in Haz-Mat suits took photos of several emaciated and infected cats inside the residence, according to reports.

The cats were removed from the home July 9 by a local Veterinarian and several volunteers. 

After NBPD consulted the assistant State Attorney, an warrant was issued for Alcorn's arrest Oct. 8 for the charges of cruelty to animals and confinement of animals without sufficient food, water or exercise.

Alcorn was held then released on a $20,000 bond. 


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