Cat breeder accused of animal cruelty after authorities remove over 100 cats

Published Nov 8, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF KIRKLAND — A local cat breeder has been charged with animal cruelty after law enforcers said upwards of 100 cats were removed from her home on Millstream Court.

According to the Central New York SPCA, Roberta Graziadei, 54, of 64 Millstream Court, had more than 100 cats living in unhealthy and unsanitary conditions at her residence.

Authorities said the animals were seized on Oct. 31 and turned over to a local shelter.

Authorities said Graziadei was a local breeder of Persian cats.

Following an investigation, Graziadei was taken into custody on Wednesday on one count of animal cruelty for keeping the animals in the unsanitary conditions, authorities said.

She is scheduled to appear in court, according to law enforcement officials.