Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge - WNEM TV 5

Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) -

A Michigan woman who had about 90 dogs and puppies removed from her farm has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell and WHMI-FM report Margaret Elaine Komorny entered the plea to the felony charge Tuesday.

The Howell Township woman faces up to four years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine and up to 500 hours of community service when sentenced July 17.

The charge arose from circumstances this year at Komorny's Livingston County farm. She also forfeited ownership rights to puppies and adult dogs that were seized in May. Komorny had earlier denied allegations by authorities that the animals were living in unsanitary conditions.

Authorities seized 91 dogs and puppies, and two died. They'll be made available for adoption.

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