By the time that dogs belonging to a woman in Akron, Ohio, were discovered, they were skeletal – starved to the brink of death. Despite their dismal condition, and evidence that they were kept for long periods of time locked away without food and water, owner Angel Facemire, will spend no time in jail.
According to Wednesday’s Cleveland.com, the 52-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to charges of prohibitions concerning companion animals has been sentenced to 24 months of probation. During Facemire’s two year probation, she is prohibited from owning animals.
Facemire and her husband, Richard, were being served a drug warrant in early March when the authorities discovered four emaciated dogs inside of their home. One of the dogs, dubbed “Josephine,” weighed just 35 pounds when she was found. Diane Johnson, CEO and President of The Humane Society of Greater Akron, told Cleveland.com, “She is one of the worst cases we have seen. She was severely emaciated. Now’s she gained more than 35 pounds. She’s more than doubled her weight since she’s been here.”
Despite the severe neglect the four dogs endured, there is no jail time in the future for either owner – last month, Angel’s husband, Richard, was also sentenced to two years of probation.
All of the dogs are expected to make a full recovery and are available for adoption from the animal shelter this week.
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