Accused animal hoarder Gretchen Rell pleads not guilty to abuse of hundreds of birds

Gretchen Rell was arraigned on animal cruelty charges

Gretchen Rell was arraigned on animal cruelty charges and entered a not guilty plea. (June 23, 2014 6:25 PM)

A 15-year volunteer with the Monmouth County SPCA was in court today, accused of hoarding 300 dead birds she was supposed to be rehabilitating. 

Gretchen Rell, 54, was arraigned on animal cruelty charges and entered a not guilty plea. The prosecutor has offered a plea deal that would include probation, a mental health review, community service and a promise not to care for any more animals.

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