Case continued for Beach woman charged after turning in stray cats

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-08 19:15:34-04

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - A Virginia Beach woman who says she was charged with animal cruelty after bringing stray cats and kittens to animal control was in court Monday, but the case was continued.

Tiffany D'Andrea is charged with 6 counts of animal cruelty, as well as 3 counts of no city license and 3 counts of no rabies vaccine.

D'Andrea says 3 feral cats gave birth in her garage and that she left food out for the nursing mothers until the animals could be trapped and brought in.

Virginia Beach Animal Control says feeding the cats made them her responsibility.

Click here to read more about the case from our NewsChannel 3 investigation.

In court Monday, the case against D'Andrea was continued until September.

"It’s another 2 months of having this over my head and stressing out about this before there’s a resolution," D'Andrea explained.

Whether she is found guilty or not come September, D'Andrea says she wouldn't change what she did.

"No. Because those animals needed our help at that time," D'Andrea explained. "Why they chose to have them in our garage, those stray momma cats chose our garage to have them in, I don’t know."