News Two animal cruelty cases linked to same woman, officials say By CHARLES HAND The Valley Chronicle In Kern County, she is known as Anita Gilbert. In Riverside County, she is known as Barbara Ryan. She is known for animal cruelty in both counties. Gilbert was arrested in Tehachapi last week after authorities said they found about 60 live cats and dogs and another dozen dead on her property. Ryan was arrested in 2006 in Riverside County on animal cruelty charges when authorities allegedly discovered 50 and cats and dogs living at her Hemet home. “(Kern County officials) found the same thing we found here,” said Rita Guttierrez, an investigator with Riverside County Animal Control. Ryan disappeared before she could be prosecuted in Riverside County and was not found until she turned up as Gilbert in Tehachapi. Guttierrez said another woman known to Riverside County authorities as Susan Marlowe may have also become a part of the Ryan case. Animals removed from Ryan’s Hemet home and left in Marlowe’s care were among those removed from Gilbert’s Tehachapi property, Guttierrez said. If Marlowe is found to have returned the animals to Ryan, she could face contempt-of-court charges because she never got permission to return the animals to Ryan, Guttierrez said. Also found in Tehachapi were animal transport boxes bearing Riverside County Animal Control identification, she said. The woman known as Gilbert bailed out of Kern County jail on a $105,000 bond – $100,000 of it in Kern County and $5,000 in Riverside County. The 10 cruelty charges lodged in Kern County were added to the five already on the books in the 2006 Riverside case, Guttierrez said. All of the counts are felonies. Guttierrez said she went to Kern County to see whether the woman known there as Gilbert was the one known here as Ryan. “I talked with her at the jail,” Guttierrez said. “It was the same woman.” What her real name may be, though, is anybody’s guess, Guttierrez said. In addition living under two names in the two counties, she used a third name on the lease of her Hemet home, she said. Kern County officials called Riverside County when they found the boxes with the Riverside County markings. Guttierrez said the Hemet case started with a neighbor’s report of a heavy *censored*roach population. Animal control officers found dogs and cats living in filth in Ryan’s house, many of them were tied to cabinets and left to stand and lie in their own urine and feces. The house was roach infested, she said. Their paw pads had been burned by the urine, Guttierrez said, because they could not escape it. The conditions in Tehachapi were much the same, Guttierrez said, except that most of the animals were in a workshop adjacent to the house. Inside the house, trash had been allowed to accumulate, she said. A pre-preliminary hearing has been set for July 29 in Kern County, where a judge refused Gilbert’s request to represent herself because of her courtroom behavior. A public defender was appointed.
First we would like to state that we are posting this information because we feel as if the public has a right to know about Ms. Marlowe, too, especially because Ms. Marlowe is pulling dogs from animal shelters, etc., and presenting herself as a rescuer. We cannot say whether or not Ms. Marlowe is actually a hoarder; however, we can safely say, according to court records and Animal Control officers in Riverside, California, that Ms. Marlowe was very much LINKED to a recent case wherein a woman, Anita Gilbert aka Barbara Ryan, was charged with many counts of animal cruelty in both Riverside County and Kern County. After Ms. Gilbert aka Ryan had her animals taken away from her because of the alleged extremely cruel and inhumane conditions they were living in – in Riverside, California, in 2006, Ms. Marlowe actually showed up in front of a judge at the Riverside Courthouse in 2006, and petitioned the court (even threatened to sue them) to get Ms. Gilbert’s aka Ryan’s dogs and cats into her (Ms. Marlowe’s) own care. Remember, these dogs and cats had just been taken from a horrific situation. Ms. Marlowe told the court she was/is a rescuer and stated they would be well taken care of. In any event, Ms. Marlowe was able to convince the court to give her the abused/neglected animals. What does Ms. Marlowe do next? Well, we are not too sure but we question how these dogs and cats that Susan was able to get from the Riverside Courts ended up going back to the same woman who had been charged with abusing them (by the way, Ms. Gilbert aka Ryan had taken off before the authorities could arrest her). We also question how this woman ended up in Kern County living on property purchased by Ms. Susan Marlowe about the same time this whole ordeal took place. Not surpising, Ms. Gilbert aka Ryan was CHARGED AGAIN with animal cruelty while living on Ms. Marlowe’s property in Kern County TWO (2) YEARS LATER (with many of the same animals rescued from her in Riverside). Plot thickens because we have also learned that Ms. Marlowe went to the Riverside Courthouse back in 2006 with another accused animal abuser, CHARLOTTE SPADARO, former Mayor of Beverly Hills. That’s right, Ms. Spadaro, at that time, had a long list of animal cruelty charges, including dead animals found in her residence. Anyway, here is Ms. Spadaro’s petabuse.com profile, Ms. Gilbert’s aka Ryan petabuse.com profile and Ms. Kimi Peck’s petabuse.com profile. All three ‘rescuers’ who have links to Ms. Marlowe. http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/3613/CA/US/ http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/5063/CA/US/ http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/14138/CA/US/ If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…it must be a duck.
Accused animal hoarder faces similar charges in Riverside — under different name BY JAMES BURGER, Californian staff writer e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Friday, Jul 18 2008 12:37 PM Last Updated: Friday, Jul 18 2008 5:44 PM Alleged animal abuser Anita Gilbert, arrested in Tehachapi Wednesday, may actually be Barbara Ryan, a Hemet woman who officials say skipped out on similar animal abuse charges in Riverside County in 2006. Our readers recommend: Appeals court throws out child rape conviction Man run over by city truck in Jefferson Park dies Valley fever infects brain of Bakersfield teen hospitalized at UCLA Man pleads guilty to shining laser at sheriff’s helicopter Police checkpoint results in dozens of citations, arrests Related Stories: Pets rescued from nightmarish conditions; corpses found in freezer Or Barbara Ryan may be just another alias for the woman. Rita Gutierrez, field services commander for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, said she is 100 percent certain Ryan and Gilbert are the same person. And in another twist, some of the animals seized in Kern were the same animals seized from her in Riverside County. Kern County Animal Control officers raided a home on Bear Valley Road on Wednesday and discovered Gilbert living in “deplorable” conditions with 15 dogs, 37 cats and 14 animal corpses. Kern County Senior Animal Control Officer Steve Eirich said Thursday that the case was one of the five worst in his 17-year career and described piles of discarded animal food cans two feet deep and feces-covered rooms buried in refuse. During the raid, local officials found pet carriers emblazoned with Riverside animal control’s name and phone number, Gutierrez said. They called the number. That phone call brought Gutierrez to Mojave Friday morning, where Gilbert was scheduled to be arraigned on 41 counts of felony animal abuse. Riverside officers walked back into the holding cells, saw Gilbert and knew they’d finally found the woman who’d been running from them for two years. “It’s nice to know she’s in custody right now and she won’t be hurting any more animals,” Gutierrez said. Riverside officers also discovered that several of the animals taken from Tehachapi on Wednesday are the same ones that were seized from Gilbert’s rental home in Hemet two years ago. In a jailhouse interview Thursday, Gilbert refused to take blame for the animals’ condition. TERRIBLE MEMORIES Gutierrez remembers well the conditions she and other officers discovered in September 2006 when code enforcers called them to rescue pets from a Hemet home Gilbert was renting under the Ryan name. Immaculate on the outside, the home’s inside was filled with trash and feces and the floor was soaked in urine. “Urine from the floor had wicked up into the walls. The drywall was disintegrating,” Gutierrez said. The home and the animals were infested with *censored*roaches and fleas and covered in dried feces. Riverside animal control officers rescued 15 dogs, 23 cats and several cages of mice. Then they came back for Gilbert with an arrest warrant. “We went to arrest her and she was gone,” Gutierrez said. ANIMALS RETURNED Currently animal control officers from both counties are looking into how animals from Hemet made their way back into Gilbert’s hands in Tehachapi nearly two years later. The link may be a woman named Susan Marlowe. John Welsh, public information officer for Riverside animal services, said all of Gilbert’s animals were released to Marlowe after they were rescued from Hemet in September 2006. Two months later, according to documents filed with the Kern County recorder’s office, Marlowe took out a loan to purchase property at 24492 Bear Valley Road. Price confirmed that the address was being rented by Gilbert and was the location Kern County animal officers raided Wednesday. It is where they found the animals that Riverside officials say they put into Marlowe’s care in 2006. Calls to Marlowe’s business offices in Beverly Hills were not returned. NOT IN FLORIDA Gilbert, in a jailhouse interview Thursday, said she wasn’t responsible for the condition of the animals in Tehachapi. She claimed to have been in Florida until 10 days ago, undergoing an experimental chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer. That’s not true, said Norman Maes, who owns the International Home of Pancakes restaurant on Buck Owens Boulevard in Bakersfield. He said Gilbert has been a regular customer all year. “I’ve seen her in there all year — maybe once every two weeks,” Maes said. “She has not been in Florida.” Maes said Gilbert showed a lot of interest in the stray cats that hang out behind his restaurant. “She came in one day and she said to me, ‘Have you seen that black cat? If you catch him could you hold him for me?’” Maes said. Maes said he told Gilbert he wasn’t going to get close to the cat. “She said, ‘I’m coming back later. I’m going to get him,’” Maes said. Open CalaisAdvertisement
Kern County Animal Control continues to ignore the horrific stench that invades their community. Does Denise Haynes really believe that one person can actually care for hundreds of animals? The same person who has a LONG HISTORY of NOT caring for animals? A person who threatens and harasses anybody who she feels is EXPOSING HER FOR WHAT SHE REALLY IS? PLEASE MS. HAYNES…DO THE RIGHT THING FOR ANIMALS…ALL ANIMALS…Again, the reason why people like Ms. Peck, Ms. Haynes, Ms. Gilbert (to name just a few) move in your area is because they feel SAFE (the ‘rescuers’ Not the animals)…