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Deal Reached In Dinwiddie Animal Abuse Case

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Dinwiddie, VA—A local woman accused of animal cruelty towards horses she owned has reached an agreement with prosecutors, which bars her from buying any animals for two years.

Sarah Johnson was charged on ten counts of animal abuse, after malnourished, gaunt horses were seized from her White Oak Road farm in May.

In total, 94 horses were taken from her and placed in better homes. Many of the horses have since recovered, and their health has improved greatly.

Although Johnson admitted that there was enough evidence to convict her on the animal cruelty charges in court Monday morning, she reached an agreement with prosecutors.

Johnson has agreed to forfeit ownership of the horses seized in May, and she will be barred from owning any animals for the next two years. She will also pay $15,000 in restitution.

The case has been continued for one year. Stay with 8News for updates.

 

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