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Feb 27, 2013 9:57 AM

Woman Pleads Guilty In Franklin County Animal Cruelty Case

A Franklin County woman accused in an animal cruelty case has pleaded guilty.

Sandra Coy on Tuesday pleaded guilty to 10 charges of second-degree animal cruelty. She will surrender her animals to the Humane Society.

Last August, more than 30 animals were seized from the Coy's home on Willis Avenue. They included llamas, pigs, goats, a horse and 28 dogs.

As part of the guilty plea, Coy cannot own or possess any animals for two years and must pay a $500 fine. She was also sentenced to 12 months in jail with credit for time served, which is about six months.

Coy's husband had already pleaded guilty to one charge of animal cruelty and was sentenced to six months in jail.

The Franklin County Humane Society staff will now begin the process of determining which animals are suitable for adoption, performing the necessary medical treatments and working to secure caring and permanent homes for the dogs. If you are interested in possibly adopting one of the dogs, please visit the shelter during the hours of noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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