UPPER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A Northampton County woman has been sentenced after pleading guilty to more than 74 animal cruelty charges.
Forty-seven-year-old Roseanne Yost, of Upper Nazareth Township, apparently had more than 100 animals – including pigeons, cats, dogs and chickens – living in a “filthy” shed on her property on Daniels Road when it was raised by PSPCA officers at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27th.
Yost surrendered the animals to the PSPCA and they were taken to the organization’s Philadelphia headquarters. Two pigeons were deceased on arrival and about seven more animals had to be euthanized due to poor medical conditions.
On Tuesday, Yost was sentenced to prohibition of animal ownership, restitution, and fines.
The PSPCA says it was able to place most of the animals Yost surrendered in permanent homes. Several cats are still recovering from illnesses at the shelter.
Yost will not be allowed to obtain pets for 360 days and is prohibited from owning more than four pets at one time for 20 years.
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