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Old May 17th 04, 12:42 AM
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Woman Gets Maximum Penalty In Animal Cruelty Case
Officers Find 30 Malnourished Dogs, Animal Remains On Property
POSTED: 6:37 pm EDT May 14, 2004
MAXTON, N.C. -- A Robeson County woman got the maximum sentence Friday for
abusing and
neglecting 30 dogs.

Mary Meekins
Mary Meekins was sentenced to 90 days in prison after she pleaded guilty to
53 counts of animal cruelty and 100 counts of failure to bury an animal

Emotions filled the courtroom as pictures and graphic video detailed some of
the worst abuse animal cruelty Officer Katherine Floyd has ever seen.
"There were some skeletons to some animals, I don't know what they were,"
Floyd said when testifying.
On April 26, Floyd and other officers found 30 malnourished animals on
Meekins' property and more than 100 animal remains in her back yard.
"When I look at that video -- she took care of herself and appears to be
well-fed, but the dogs were not," Judge James Bell said.

Officers videoed 30 malnourished
dogs on Meekins' property.
Bell did not take pity on Meekins and gave her the maximum jail time the law
allows in animal cruelty cases.
"If I was that type of person, I could kill her myself, because she doesn't
deserve anything -- no animals, no dogs, no cats, nothing," animal rescuer
Ann Adams said.

Many rescue groups that are taking care of the dogs found on Meekins'
property feel her sentence should be more.

"If you steal a dog, it's a felony. If you starve it, beat it and torture it
it's a misdemeanor," Floyd said. "And if you've got no prior record, all
you get is a slap on the hand."

Meekins will start serving her 90-day sentence in Robeson County on June 1.
She is also prohibited from owning animals again.

Related Stories:
May 13, 2004: Man Arrested, Charged I would have liked to see her get much
more jail time but this is still a huge victory in North Carolina. Now it
is time to work on changing the laws!


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