Henderson Couple Sentenced In Airedale Terrier Case

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

The case involves nearly 30 Airedale Terrier dogs.

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

They also cannot own animals for the next six years, and must pay a $12,500 fine.

Last August, the dogs were taken from the couple's home.

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 be used to human contact.

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

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