An Ohio mother and daughter who kept 119 dogs in deplorable conditions will not serve jail time after prosecutors and the local SPCA struck a deal, reports Fox 8 Cleveland.
The women had been charged with 20 counts of cruelty to a companion animal and faced 18 months in jail if convicted on all charges.
On May 19, a judge issued suspended 90-day jail sentences to Glenda Curtis, 54, and Danielle Tschappat, 27, the news station reported. The judge also sentenced the pair to five years of probation and prohibited them from keeping animals without court approval.
At Curtis and Tschappat’s Chippewa Lake home in February, a Medina County humane officer responding to a tip discovered dogs crammed in tiny, dirty cages, many with fleas, lice and bite marks. Five dogs were pregnant, and five dead dogs were discovered, the Fox affiliate reports, adding that one dog was cemented to the ground by feces.
"I've never seen anything like it," humane officer Mary Jo Johnson told the station.