In Blount County, Tennessee a woman who pleaded guilty to 21 counts of Class E felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday. Amy Renea Robertson’s sentence will include 120 days in the Blount County Jail and supervised probation.
According to WjhlNews, the ten diseased and 11 malnourished animals were found in January – both dead and severely malnourished. The pets had been abandoned inside of Robertson’s home and left with no care, food or water. Investigators found dead animals that had died in their cages as well as other pets roaming around the home. Six dead dogs and three dead cats were believed to have perished from dehydration, starvation and the cold. The surviving animals had been eating the flesh of the dead in order to stay alive investigators reported.
In addition to jail, Robertson will be required to repay $4,000 to an animal shelter, complete a psychological assessment and is banned from ever owning any animals for life.
(Photo of woman who pleaded guilty to 21 counts of animal cruelty via Blount County Sheriff’s Office)
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