Ky. woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty case - WKRN News 2

Ky. woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty case

Posted: Updated: Sep 27, 2013 10:26 PM
Clara Preat Clara Preat
Courtesy: Animal Rescue Corps. Courtesy: Animal Rescue Corps.
Courtesy: Animal Rescue Corps. Courtesy: Animal Rescue Corps.
LEBANON, Tenn. -

Last week, more the 120 animals were rescued from deplorable conditions at an alleged puppy mill operation in Kentucky.

Clara Preat of Wayne County, Kentucky has since pled guilty to animal cruelty. 

Animal Rescue Corps, or ARC, was granted legal custody on Friday for the 127 animals they've been caring for since their seizure. 

The animals were taken to a warehouse in Lebanon where they are being nursed back to health.

ARC officials say Friday's surrender is a victory.

"There is no civil forfeiture laws in the state of Kentucky. I would have had to house these animals and care for them until it went through its criminal trial, which could be several months, and certainly that holds these animals up from the next step of their life which is a permanent loving home," said Scotlund Haisley, President of Animal Rescue Corps.

A second parrot will remain in the care of ARC while custody is determined by the court. 

Placement of the animals will begin immediately. 

On Friday, ARC also rescued 50 dogs at a property of a known hoarder and convicted animal abuser in Ohio County, Kentucky.

The animals are also recovering at the Lebanon warehouse.

To donate to the cause, click here.  For adoption information, Animal Rescue Corps asks people to keep updated via their Facebook page.

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