Poodle Hoarder Sentenced

A City of Watsonville resident who was discovered to be keeping numerous miniature poodles in unsanitary and negligent conditions in 2009 was recently sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to do 100 hours of volunteer service hours. According to a July 28 Santa Cruz County Animal Services Authority press release, the offender, 42-year-old Mary Frances Laney, was additionally “ordered not to possess, acquire, and/or care for any additional dogs and she’s subject to search and seizure by law enforcement for indicia of dog ownership. She was also ordered to pay $6,467.18 in restitution to the Animal Services Authority.” The best news? All of the rescued poodles have since been adopted into new, loving homes.

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