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Grosse Pointe Woods Resident Waives Preliminary Exam in Cat Hoarding Case

Grosse Pointe Woods animal abuse case moves to Third Circuit Court.

Grosse Pointe Woods resident Mary A. Quinn appeared in Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court on Wednesday for her preliminary exam stemming from a felony charge of abusing more than 10 animals.

She was charged after more than 75 feral cats were removed from her home earlier this year following a complaint regarding a cat being stuck at the top of the garage door. The complaint led to the discovery of what police and animal rescuers have called "cat hoarding."

The cats were removed from Quinn's home in early-August by the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue.

Quinn, 70, waived her right to a preliminary exam and Woods Judge Ted Metry ordered Quinn bound over to the Third Circuit for arraignment on Oct. 10.

Quinn, as a condition of her $5,000 personal bond, has been ordered to not house any animals in her home.  

If convicted, Quinn faces a maximum penalty of up to four years in prison. 

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