The woman accused of neglecting 17 wolf-dog hybrids for weeks submitted a plea of not guilty on Tuesday.
Guernsey County Dog Warden Kissy Moore said that while the animals did not pose a threat to the public, there was a “grave danger” to those who were caring for the animals and to each other. Moore said that the animals were emaciated.
Moore said that the hybrids at the sanctuary were put down following her recommendation and that of two veterinarians, 10TV’s Ashleigh Barry reported.
On Friday, a Guernsey County judge ordered the sheriff’s office to assist in euthanizing the 17 wolf-dog hybrids.
Investigators said that Moore was caring for about a dozen healthy wolf-dog hybrids remaining on the woman’s property.
The owner of the dogs, Johanna Trejo, faces seven animal neglect related charges. Moore said that she would recommend over a dozen more.
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