GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- A woman in Gloversville has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after four cats were left abandoned in an apartment.
Police say 30-year-old Hope Litchfield was charged Thursday while already doing time in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for an unrelated case. But now, the animals she allegedly left for dead are in need of a home.
When Almeda Stuart first stepped foot in the apartment where four cats were abandoned, she says her heart sank.
"It's really sickening to be honest with you," she says.
She took photos, saying the home smelled and looked like a slum.
"Broken glass, trash, they were just left there to die," she says.
That's when Stuart says she knew she had to help, and took in the cats as their foster mom.
"It was horrific, the kittens were very, very, sick-- could hardly hold themselves up," she says.
So far two of the cats have been adopted, but two, Patches and Hope, remain. Both are doing well thanks to Stuart's tireless effort in feeding, nursing, and making sure they received medical attention.
"I just wanted to make sure they were okay, if something happened, one was going to cry out, I wanted to be there, I don't want to be in another room sleeping comfortably while they're in there suffering," she says.
But now she would like to see them find a permanent home, one where they get the love and attention they deserve.
"They like to play with your toes at night, and if you're trying to sleep they will think nothing of just snuggling right up next to you," she says.
And she hopes those responsible get a punishment worthy of the crime.
"I think not only should they have tougher laws, they should have to pay a restitution to the vet to cover the medical of these guys, if they're going to be responsible for it they should be responsible for them medically also," she says.
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