- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Latest on a woman convicted of 10 animal cruelty counts after her Great Danes were seized (all times local):

3:05 p.m.

Lawyers for a woman convicted of 10 animal cruelty charges related to dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes found living in her New Hampshire mansion say they’re disappointed in the verdict and plan to appeal.

Eighty-four dogs were seized from Christina Fay’s Wolfeboro home in June. Authorities say the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems. A judge found Fay guilty Tuesday.

Fay’s lawyers said in a statement they’re disappointed in the court’s analysis of the facts and the law used to reach the verdict.

They said Fay’s primary concern is the welfare of her dogs, and that she looks forward to the next step in the process.


10:40 a.m.

A judge has found a woman guilty of 10 animal cruelty charges after 84 Great Danes were seized from her New Hampshire home.

The dogs were taken from Christina Fay in June. Authorities said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems. Fay pleaded not guilty.

Fay initially was charged with 12 misdemeanor counts; Judge Charles Greenhalgh dismissed two last month. In his ruling Tuesday, he found the evidence showed Fay didn’t provide proper care or shelter for the dogs.

Fay testified at her recent trial before Greenhalgh that she took good care of the animals.

Authorities alleged that Fay deprived the dogs of medical treatment and fed them maggot-infested food.

Her lawyers didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

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