Elizabeth Grant loves animals so much she keeps 55 cats and 12 dogs in her home.
That unusually large number of house pets drew the attention of city officials and led to Ms. Grant being charged with animal abuse.
During a pretrial hearing yesterday Ms. Grant and her attorney turned down an offered plea deal and plan on going to court to fight what Grant called "A publicity stunt on the prosecutor's end."
Ms. Grant also said of her 67 pets; "I love each and every one of them, 1 million percent."
After inspecting the animals' living conditions and health, officials had to put 1 dog down and found several other animals in need of veterinarian care.
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