An investigation by the SPCA has led to nine counts of animal neglect against 49-year-old Jesika S. Bristol-Glor of Town of Brant. Bristol-Glor was arraigned yesterday evening before Brant Town Justice Jeffrey Gier on nine counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper Swustenance and 40 counts of Failure to provide proper food and drink to an impounded animal.
Under New York law, all of the charges are misdemeanors.
According to District Attorney John Flynn, “The investigation began after the SPCA Serving Erie County received a report of animal neglect. It is alleged that on April 4, 2022, SPCA investigators conducted a welfare check of the animals at the defendant’s home on Brant Farnham Road in the Town of Brant and provided recommendations on how to improve upon care for the animals. It is further alleged that on April 20, 2022, SPCA investigators conducted a second welfare check and found that care for the animals had not improved. A search warrant was obtained for the property.”
On April 22, at approximately 10:00 a.m., investigators executed the search warrant and found three cats, eight dogs, three horses, and 32 chickens living in unsanitary conditions without access to food and water.
“Nine of the chickens were severely emaciated. All of the animals were seized and remain in the custody of the SPCA,” the investigators revealed.
Bristol-Glor is scheduled to return on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. for further proceedings. She was released on her own recognizance as the charges are non-qualifying offenses for bail.
“I want the residents of Erie County to know that my office is committed to protecting the welfare of all animals. This defendant is accused of failing to provide food and water to more than 40 animals living on her property. Animal neglect is a crime. When you bring an animal into your home, you are responsible for their care. I want to thank our partners at the SPCA for their work in this investigation and the many services that they provide to help animals in our community,” said Erie County DA John Flynn.
“The SPCA Serving Erie County works together with the community to ensure all animals are treated humanely, with respect, and that includes farm animals,” said SPCA President/CEO Cait Daly. “The fact that District Attorney Flynn and his team stand behind ending cruelty to animals of all types reminds us once again of why we are so proud to serve this county. This particular instance involved work and assistance from various organizations and individuals, and it’s inspiring to witness this community working together as a team, expressing zero tolerance for any form of animal cruelty.”