Brant woman charged with 49 counts of animal cruelty

BRANT, NY (WIVB) — A 49-year-old Erie County woman is facing animal abuse charges after SPCA investigators found cats, dogs, horses and chickens on her property without access to food or water.

Jesika Bristol-Glor, 49, was arraigned Thursday on nine counts of excessive driving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide adequate sustenance and 40 counts of failure to provide adequate food and drink to a seized animal.

A report of animal neglect tipped off Erie County Humane Society investigators at the home on Bristol-Glor’s Brant Farnham Road. On April 4, 2022, investigators visited the home for a welfare check and provided advice on how to improve animal care, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

A second welfare check on April 20 showed investigators that animal care had not improved, and a search warrant was issued.

On April 22 around 10 a.m., investigators executed the search warrant at the Bristol-Glor property and found three cats, eight dogs, three horses and 32 chickens in filthy conditions without access to food or water, the police said. prosecutor’s office. Nine chickens were “severely emaciated,” and all of the animals were seized and are in the custody of the SPCA.

Bristol-Glor was released on her own recognizance, and Brant Town Judge Jeffrey Gier issued an order preventing the 49-year-old from keeping animals while the case is pending.

He will return to court on June 9 at 6 p.m.

There is an arrest warrant out for Bristol-Glor’s husband, who is also charged in the case.

“I want Erie County residents to know that my office is committed to protecting the welfare of all animals,” said Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. “This defendant is accused of failing to provide food and water to over 40 animals living on his property. Animal abandonment is a crime. When you bring an animal into your home, you are responsible for its care. I want to thank our partners at SPCA for their work on this investigation and the many services they provide to help animals in our community.”

“SPCA Serving Erie County works together with the community to ensure that all animals are treated humanely, with respect, and that includes farm animals,” added SPCA President/CEO Cait Daly. “The fact that District Attorney Flynn and his team support an end to animal cruelty of all kinds reminds us once again why we are so proud to serve this county. This particular instance involved the work and assistance of various organizations and individuals, and it is inspiring to see this community working as a team, expressing zero tolerance for any form of animal cruelty.”

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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