Sunday, April 22, 2012


Henry County Woman Gets 60 Days In Animal Cruelty Case

Posted: Apr 16, 2012 3:58 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2012 5:07 PM

A Henry County woman charged with over 200 counts of animal abuse after a variety of animals were found on her property in December living in deplorable conditions has been sentenced to 60 days in jail in the case.

Terri Smith, who plead guilty to one of the counts against her, was also ordered to pay almost $9,500 in restitution in the case. Officials say the animals, including 120 dogs (one of which was deceased living in a cage with live dogs walking all over it), 30 cats, 58 rabbits, 25 hermit crabs, 9 horses, 10 guinea pigs, 6 hamsters, a wolf hybrid, an owl, several birds and three geese were found at Smith's Allyson Lane home in Henry County.

The judge in the case also refused to return any of the animals back to Smith.

Smith's husband, 71-year-old Kenneth H. Smith, committed suicide shortly after their arrests.


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