21 Dogs Returned to Woman Sentenced in Hoarding Case

A woman charged in a dog hoarding case has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and a Vanderburgh County judge ruled that 21 dogs would be returned to her.

Martha Crosley was charged with animal cruelty after 68 dogs were seized from a former church in late February.

Crosley pled guilty to five counts of animal cruelty and the defense asked for her to get 21 dogs back.

Activists back in May showed up to one of Crosley's hearings to express their belief that Crosley should not get any of the dogs back.

Many of the dogs were taken to shelters in the Tri-State and some were even adopted.

The trial for Crosley was previously scheduled for July 24.

The Judge said upon returning the dogs that Crosley was reckless but has a good heart.

See the petition formed, "Injustice for 21 dogs returned to hoarder," by clicking here.

It Takes a Village Canine Rescue posted its reaction to the ruling on Facebook Friday:

(This story was originally published on July 21, 2017)

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