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Woman Charged with Animal Abuse

These cats were among those seized in early August (photo from Humane Society of Missouri)


Union, MO – An eastern Missouri woman faces charges for allegedly hoarding hundreds of dogs, cats and other animals.

Charges against Gloria Sutter, 67, of Union were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up last week. The indictment charges Sutter with six counts of animal abuse and two counts of failing to dispose of a dead animal. All the counts are misdemeanors.

Sutter is accused of hoarding the animals on 22 acres of land she owns near St. Clair and in her apartment in Union.

Authorities rescued more than 200 animals August Third from the site near St. Clair, and another 55 animals August Ninth from Sutter's one-bedroom apartment.


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