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Woman dragged to court for feeding stray cats outside shopping mall

By Mason White 11:19 AM June 23, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was dragged to court on a charge of illegally harboring a stray animal for more than 14 days after allegedly feeding stray cats outside a shopping mall, police in Virginia said.

Chesapeake police said that Debbie Manzione was seen feeding stray cats outside the Chesapeake Square Mall.

Manzione admitted to getting some cat food from her car and feeding the cats. Manzione said that she has returned several times to feed the cats.

So far, Manzione removed seven cats from the shopping mall, including a female that gave birth to four kittens.

Last week, when she arrived at the Chesapeake Square Mall, she saw a police officer and an animal control officer waiting for her.

She was given a summons to appear in court on a charge of illegally harboring a stray animal for more than 14 days.

She was also told to stop feeding the cats.