Couple Gets House Arrest For Animal Abuse

Published 06/06 2014 12:23PM

Updated 06/06 2014 12:31PM

A Henderson couple is sentenced today after pleading guilty to animal abuse charges.

The case involves abuse to nearly 30 Airedale Terrier dogs.

Dorothea and Richard Conroy were sentenced to 6 months house arrest.

They can't own animals for the next six years, and must pay a $12,500 fine.

The dogs were taken from the couple's home last August.

Officials say many of the dogs were found starving and hurt. Volunteers say the terriers appeared to have never bathed, and didn't seem to have much human contact.

The people who rescued them say they can only hope people will remember this and in the future report instances like these, so they can further protect animals.

The Henderson County Humane Society kept the dogs in their care, and were able to find several of the animals a home.

Eyewitness News is checking on some of the dogs right now. We will have an update First at 4:00 on WEHT Local.

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