FEUER FILES CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST ARLETA COUPLE FOR ALLEGEDLY HOARDING ANIMALS

Updated: Feb 12

LOS ANGLES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has filed multiple criminal counts against an Arleta woman and her boyfriend for allegedly hoarding more than 90 dogs, some with life threatening illnesses, inside her San Fernando Valley home. The couple was allegedly taking dogs out of other shelters, and soliciting donations from their care.

“Hoarding animals is inhumane and totally repugnant,” said Feuer. “This case is part of our continuing and commitment to stop animal cruelty and hold those responsible accountable.” This is the third animal cruelty case filed by Feuer in the last few weeks.

Christianna Billman Hartwell Coppola, 39, and her boyfriend George Katcher, 39, were each charged with three counts of animal cruelty and three counts of animal neglect. If convicted, each could face up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines on each count.

“Los Angeles Animal Services is