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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