By Evan Rosen
A Jackson Heights woman is behind bars after violating her parole for hoarding animals and allegedly attempting to assault a probation officer.
Elizabeth Grant, 50, was caught housing 67 sick and neglected animals, including 55 cats, inside a home filled with urine and feces, Jackson Heights Patch reported. She was convicted for animal cruelty earlier this year.
Grant avoided jail time for animal abuse when a judge demanded she seek counseling and steer clear of pets for at least ten years.
But that deal came crashing down when a probation officer stopped by her home and found even more mistreated animals.
“You can’t come in here, you don’t have a warrant, my case is on appeal, You can’t do this to me,” Grant reportedly shouted. She also directed racist slurs at the probation officer.
The probation officer took pictures as evidence. When the officer was leaving, Grant allegedly attempted to push her down the stairs.
The incident led to a raid of the house, where police found 7 dogs, 1 cat, two guinea pigs, two rabbits, two turtles, and two Beta fish — all of which were allegedly mistreated.
Grant faces up to seven years in prison. She is being held on $100,000 bail.