A judge granted a 90-year-old Stratford woman permission to visit four cats seized from her home last year by animal control officers, the woman’s son said Monday.
Marion Perreira and her son, William Perreira, appeared in court Monday on civil charges filed against them by the Town of Stratford. The case was continued to March 19.
The town is suing Marion Perreira for ownership of the four cats seized from her home. The cats were seized because the Perreiras violated a signed agreement with the town by failing to provide required veterinary care to five cats in their possession, according to Town Attorney Tim Bishop.
Marion Perreira owns and cared for the animals, but William Perreira lives in the home and co-signed the agreement.
The town is seeking custody of the cats or nearly $6,000 in fees to cover expenses the town has paid for animal care.
In addition to the civil suit, Marion and William Perreira have each been charged with several counts of animal cruelty.
The Perreiras are fighting the charges.
Read more about civil and criminal charges against the Perreira family here.