Man Who Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Could Get Some Animals Back

By: Ashton King
By: Ashton King

A man accused of animal cruelty has pled guilty to the charges.

38-year-old Joey Senn pleaded guilty to 21 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Senn was arrested in October after deputies seized more than 20 dogs from his property in Ariton.

Authorities say the animals didn't have food and what little water they had was dirty.

Senn's attorney said his client had picked up some of the dogs at a garbage dumpsite and had been trying to nurse them back to health.

Senn was sentenced to a 12 month suspended jail term for each charge to run concurrently.

He was also ordered to pay more than $1,800 in restitution for boarding and veterinarian bills, as well as a $250 fine and $233 in court costs.

Also as part of his sentence, Senn will get six of the dogs back upon payment of the restitution, with the condition that investigators will periodically check on their welfare and the animals can be seized again.


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  • by Dog Gone Money on Nov 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    Looks like the only thing the court was interested in getting was money and not holding a animal abuser accountable for his actions. By returning some of the animals to him maybe they will catch him again and get some more cash out of him.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    Yall are sarry as h*ll arresting that poor man, when he was trying to help the animals.He picked up some starving animals at the dump, to try to nurse them back to health. Charging him all that money for yalls lousy way of doing things up in Alabama. It a money game with yall, isn't it. Yall could care less about the dogs.As for the dogs water being dirty, What kind of water were they drinking at the dump ? I do imagine he had to plead guilty to even get out of jail. Yall are a sarry lot.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 at 04:23 AM in reply to
      Yep,,, just keep right on with the same old illegal ways,
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