Cathy Richardson (failed to provide proper food, water, shelter, and a sanitary environment for her 3 horses) admitted to sufficient facts on 5 counts of animal cruelty at her jury trial 10/4. The case was CWOF through 10/3/19 with probation. The court allowed her to keep her mule, chickens, rabbits, pigs, and 1 horse.
Pamela Hoaglund’s case (suffocated Hayes’ dog to death) went to a jury trial 10/17. The case was CWOF for 2 years with probation. The court ordered that Hoaglund may not obtain any new animals or work with animals, but may keep her current pets.
On 10/4 Benjamin Caldwell (starving and keeping 2 beagles in unsanitary conditions) was ordered to serve 6 months pre-trial probation and pay restitution.
McHendry & Richard (>100 domestic and wild animals living in squalor) status hearings 9/26. The court is still awaiting McHendry’s competency examination report. Status hearing 10/24. Next status hearing scheduled for 11/3. On 11/3, both plead guilty in the Hampden County Superior Court and Judge Ferrara ordered the following:
Ronald Richard – 5 years of probation, after 3 years he can come in to ask for it to be terminated if all conditions have been met. The following conditions were imposed:
Cannot work in a caregiver capacity, paid or unpaid, for any animals, domestic or otherwise.
Shall have no temporary or permanent custody, possession, guardianship, control or other responsibility for an animals, domestic or otherwise.
Shall keep his residential and business address current with the probation department to allow for the inspection of premises for the presence of animals by the probation department and/or MSPCA.
Shall pay all necessary fees.
Kathleen McHendry – 5 years of probation, after 3 years she can come in to ask for it to be terminated if all conditions have been met. The judge ordered the SAME conditions as above but added the following:
Shall engage in mental health evaluation and treatment as directed by the probation department.