MADISON (WKOW) -- A UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine worker has been charged with a felony for what authorities said was allowing one of her cats to starve to death.
58-year old Marcia Frazier appeared in Dane County Court Thursday on the felony charge of intentionally abandoning animals in connection to a death. A court commissioner set her bail as a $500 signature bond.
A criminal complaint against Frazier states during the process of Frazier's eviction from a Madison condominium, a sheriff's deputy found a cat's body in the unoccupied unit, with sealed cans of cat food, and all available sources of water depleted. The complaint states a necropsy indicated the cat's death was the result of starvation.
Criminal documents state Frazier admitted leaving two cats behind after moving out of the condominium, but said she was rebuffed when she called animal shelters about taking the cats, and thought bank officials carrying out the eviction should have taken responsibility.
UW-Madison's directory lists Frazier a diagnostic radiology technician.