Well, in my opinion, it is not nearly enough punishment, but somewhat of a small victory. Now my heart aches for the foster parents, and the dogs.
This is what information I have gathered so far. (from various places-still waiting on the 10:00 news, if I find out anything new there, I will post again)
The judge sentenced her to 10 days in jail.
She is allowed to keep four pets, all of which must be spayed/neutered.
She must serve 1 year supervised probation and 8 years unsupervised.
This is the sad part. All of the animals are to be sold at a public auction on October 16. The funds raised will go to the county shelter for their expenses. I feel for the foster parents that may or may not be able to get their babies. I don't know why they couldn't have just paid an adoption fee and kept their foster kidz! I don't understand it. Is anyone going to insist these furbabies are spayed/nuetered? Who knows that they won't be going into the same hellish like conditions that they came from!? At least going through a rescue organization/humane society of some sort, there is a screening process. This is just going to be whoever makes the highest bid! Unbelievable! I am still in shock over this! There are too many rescue organizations and humane societies in this state that would have gladly helped in placing the ones in homes that were not already with foster parents.
There is part of me that wants to drive down to the auction. It is about 2 hours from me. I am sure it will be packed...with people from all over the country! I wouldn't mind "rescuing" one of these babies, BUT, I would die if I thought I was bidding on one that had been in a foster home, and I was keeping his foster parent from it. AND, who knows the health problems adn vet bills that will come with them? I cannot afford to take that risk, unfortunately. Not at this time. Even if their health report was decent at this time, who knows what might happen in the future? I guess we never know that really, but knowing where these poor things came from really increases the risks, don't you think?
Anyway, my heart is sad. Glad that she will have 10 days to sit in jail-but worried that she will just have quiet time there to be contemplating her next move she will make when her 1 year supervised probation is up. It is hard for me to believe that she will not try to breed again in the next several years.
These poor babies had finally seen some love and affection-and gotten a taste of what life could really be like for them. Now that they are starting to get their trust back and settle into lives as "pets" that are loved and adored, they will AGAIN be shuffled around and passed on to who knows where, who God only knows who! I just pray that the foster parents will find a way to make this work and bid on their own babies. I know they just must be sick with sadness at this point.
I have rambled on enough. I am just in shock and dismay at the auction part! Unbelievable!