Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the case of a Wolfeboro, New Hampshire dog breeder facing 17 counts of animal cruelty. Christina Fay was found guilty in a lower court last year and sentenced to roughly $800,000 in fines and the forfeiture of all but one of her 75 Great Danes. The dogs were removed from her home during a raid last June, and remain in the care of the Humane Society. [You can read NHPR's previous coverage of this story here.] During her appeal in Carroll County Superior Court, jurors heard two weeks of testimony from law enforcement and veterinarians, as well as from Fay. While addressing the jury during closing statements, Fay’s attorney Kent Barker described Fay as the “most responsible pet owner that I’ve ever seen,” lifting...
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After Two Week Trial, Fate of Great Dane Breeder in Jury's Hands