Bainbridge woman accused of animal cruelty in death of pet goats
A Bainbridge Island woman with a history of animal neglect allegations is charged with felony animal abuse after four pet goats were found dead at her house during a welfare check in February.
Catherine E. Currie, 56, was charged last week in Kitsap County Superior Court with first-degree animal cruelty for the deaths of the goats. The remains were discovered by a Bainbridge police officer, who was called Feb. 20 to Currie’s house after she was found unconscious in a vehicle. The remains of two goats were found outside the house and the remains of two goats, believed to be named Leo and Pippen, were found inside.
The woman had been the subject of previous reports of animal neglect, according to reports by a Kitsap Animal Control investigator, and had been given detailed instructions on their care and feeding. The officer found the dead goats while checking if there were any animals that would be left without care while Currie was taken to the hospital.
Earlier in February, an Animal Control officer had seized three other goats from the property believed to have been neglected, and when the officer asked about Leo and Pippen, Currie allegedly said she had given them away.
The goats were found in an advanced state of decomposition and because of this a necropsy to determine their cause of death may not be possible, according to documents.
Note: Currie's name was misspelled in an earlier version.