More charges for Purrs N Paws Shelter burglary suspect

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon Purrs N Paws Animal Shelter burglary suspect and former volunteer is facing additional charges.

Deborah Scott was arrested for 2nd degree burglary on Sunday July 27.

Shelter volunteers and authorities found a house on Dewey Street in Macon where Scott was hoarding 17 cats and a dog.

Scott is facing 17 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals in addition to the one county of second degree burglary.

Volunteers said the one thing they won’t forget about the house is the smell. They said they found more than $700 in merchandise that was very similar to the merchandise they have in their shelter.

When volunteers entered the home the found empty cat food cans and dirty linens all over the floor and towers of litter containers lining the walls.

Tiffany Rogers said the cats were locked in crates in the middle of one room while the dog was locked in a different room.

One kitten died before volunteers arrived, but almost all of the other animals are in good condition. They’re being treated at four different veterinary clinics.

Anne Brennaman, founder of Macon Purrs N Paws, told us she doesn’t have enough room for all of the animals in her shelter. She’s asking for people to adopt them.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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