LINCOLN (AP) — A former Nebraska dog breeder has received two years of probation and has been banned from owning dogs while serving that sentence.
The Lincoln Journal Star reported that Julia Hudson was sentenced Friday. Hudson pleaded no contest in September to a misdemeanor charge of cruel neglect.
Authorities say state regulators discovered 62 dogs and 13 puppies in her care that were living in squalid conditions, with their cages crusted in feces and urine. Inspectors with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture say many of the dogs lacked shelter, and water left for them outside had frozen.
Most of the dogs were turned over to animal rescue groups.
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