Gothic Kitten Seller Wants to Groom Pets Again

This photo shows a cat with its ears pierced that was being marketed online as a "Gothic Kitten" named "Snarley Monster" by Holly Crawford of Pennsylvania. Crawford was convicted of misdermeanor animal cruelty.
A northeastern Pennsylvania woman who tried to sell "gothic kittens" with ear, neck and tail piercings online wants to reopen her pet grooming business.

Animal welfare workers seized three kittens and a cat from Holly Crawford's Ross Township home in 2008 after she posted the online ads.

Crawford was sentenced to six months of house arrest earlier this year on animal cruelty charges. On Wednesday she asked a county judge to relax her probation conditions so she can reopen her grooming shop, Pawside Parlor, according to The Citizens' Voice newspaper.

Prosecutors did not oppose Crawford's request, saying she has met the requirements of her probation thus far.

Judge Tina Polachek Gartley did not immediately rule on the request.