Woman who had nearly 40 dogs in home pleads guilty to animal cruelty

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kim savinoGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The woman who once had 37 dogs in her Grand Rapids home pleaded guilty Wednesday to an animal cruelty charge.

According to Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth, Kimberly Savino is not allowed to own any new dogs as part of the deal.   She also faces up to $2,000 in fines and could spend time behind bars when she is sentenced Nov. 24.

Officials seized Savino’s dogs in late June, and said that many of them were kept in crates that were stacked on top of each other.

The dogs were put up for adoption because Savino did not pay the $106,000 it would cost Kent County to care for them.

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2 comments

  • Emily

    Why is her fine reduced to only “up to” $2000?! KCAS STILL had to spend thousands of dollars in time, resources and man power to rescue all these poor animals! She should still have to pay the $106,000+ in addition to the “up to” $2000 fine.

    • TheFoundingFathers

      Talk to the pathetic kangaroo court system of Michigan, what a joke. This sick bitch owes the shelter over $100,000 and she might have to pay back less than 2 grand!