Woman indicted in animal abuse case after ‘deplorable conditions’ discovered inside Cordova home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Cordova woman has been indicted on multiple counts of felony animal abuse stemming from the 2019 discovery of numerous unhealthy cats living in unsanitary conditions in her home, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

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A grand jury has indicted 74-year-old Charlotte Creasy on eight counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 24 counts of cruelty to animals.

She remains free on $20,000 bond.

On March 28, 2019, Memphis Animal Services responded to a complaint at her home in the 700 block of Carin Creek and found a dead cat, 16 live cats, and one dog living in “deplorable conditions” with feces and urine covering the floors throughout the house.

Eight more cats were found in an outdoor shed.

Officers said the animals were suffering from eye and skin infections, as well as respiratory problems. The animals in the outside shed had no heating, cooling or ventilation, and the shed had had a strong stench of urine.

The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Abby Wallace.