The owner of Grace Kelly's former East Falls home pleaded no contest Thursday to animal cruelty charges for keeping more than a dozen animals in unsanitary conditions.
Marjorie Bamont, 82, was convicted of 14 counts of animal cruelty in December. She did not appear in court then, but she appeared before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on Thursday, my colleague Bob Moran reports.
She has been ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution to the Pennsylvania SPCA and is prohibited from acquring new animals for 42 months.
Bamont was ordered to forfeit her dog and 12 cats to the PSPCA. Two of the forfeited animals already have adopted homes lined up. She was allowed to regain custody of two of her cats, both of whom were neutered, but the PSPCA will make regular inspections of the cats to ensure that they remain happy and healthy.