Dale Bozzio charged with cat cruelty

Dale Bozzio, the former lead singer of 80s band Missing Persons and Playboy bunny has been charged for cruelty to cats.

Police in Ossipee, New Hampshire say a dozen cats had to be put down after being found in Bozzio’s home. Some cats were found already dead in her residence, while others were “very ill and had to be euthanized.” Bozzio has bee charged three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and will be charged with nine more counts.

Bozzio spokesman claimed that she had left the cats in the care of a friend, and that Bozzio is a well-known animal lover. Bozzio has pleaded not guilty on the first three charges.

Missing Persons played a blend of New Wave music and electronic pop rock. The band was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio. They went on to add bassist Patrick O’Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild. Dale’s quirky voice and heavy makeup made the band a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s, according to Wikipedia.