Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that Jessica S. Bristol-Glore of 49-year-old Brant has been brought to trial before Brant City Judge Jeffrey Gere on nine counts of excessive driving, torturing and injuring animals. lack of adequate sustenance; and 40 counts of failing to provide adequate food and drink to a confined animal (misdemeanors under the New York Farm and Market Act).
According to the DA’s office, the investigation began after the SPCA Serving Erie County received a report of animal neglect. Allegedly on April 4, SPCA investigators conducted an animal welfare examination at the defendant’s home on Brant Farnham Road and made recommendations on how to improve animal welfare. It is also claimed that on April 20, SPCA investigators conducted a second check of care and found that animal care had not improved. A search warrant has been obtained for the property.
The defendant is accused of failing to provide the necessary food, water, and care for the animals confined to her property. Allegedly on April 22, around 10 am, investigators executed the search warrant and found 3 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 animals were captured and remained in the custody of the SPCA.
The Bristol-Glor Hotel is scheduled to return on June 9 at 6 p.m. for further action. She was released on her own pledge because the charges are crimes that do not qualify for bail. Judge Geer issued an order forbidding this defendant from possessing any animals while the case was being heard.
If found guilty of all charges, Bristol Glower faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
Judge Gere has issued an arrest warrant for the defendant’s husband, who is also accused in this case.
“I want Erie County residents 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 the more than 40 animals that live on her property. Animal neglect is a crime. When you bring an animal into your home, you are responsible for its care. I would like to thank Our partners at SPCA for their work on this investigation and the many services they provide to help animals in our community,” Flynn said.
“The SPCA serving Erie County works alongside the community to ensure all animals are treated humanely, with respect, and this includes farm animals,” said SPCA President/CEO Cait Daly. “The fact that Local Attorney Flynn and his team stand behind ending cruelty to animals of all kinds reminds us once again why we are so proud to serve this county. This particular case involved work and help from various organizations and individuals, and it is inspiring to witness this community work together as a team, expressing It has zero tolerance for any form of cruelty to animals.”
Flynn commended the SPCA serving Erie County and SPCA investigator Lindsey Wood for their work on this investigation.
The case is being tried by Assistant Attorney General Christine M. Garvey of the FBI and Assistant District Attorney Richard K.
As with all people accused of a crime, the accused is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.