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Md. woman accused of abusing 310 dogs gets 60 days in jail

October 9th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A woman accused of keeping 310 dogs in awful conditions at a Maryland puppy mill has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

News outlets report 70-year-old Susan Murphy, of Eden, pleaded guilty Monday to 26 animal cruelty offenses. Murphy and her husband were each indicted in January 2017 on 96 animal cruelty charges after authorities raided the couple’s home and found the dogs, most of which were Pomeranians.

A Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office statement says dozens of dogs were found malnourished and neglected. Court record say even more were found covered in matted fur and feces.

Murphy also was sentenced Monday to 10 months’ home detention followed by probation. Prosecutors say probation conditions bar Murphy from buying animals. She also was ordered to seek mental counseling.


One Response to “Md. woman accused of abusing 310 dogs gets 60 days in jail”

  1. October 09, 2019 at 3:04 pm, Lav said:

    60 days in jail? Really? 60 YEARS sounds about right! Or….let the punishment fit the crime – put her in deplorable conditions and keep her malnourished and abused! The State needs more diligence in checking up on these repugnant anti-humans!


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