LEWIS COUNTY, Wash. – A Toledo woman has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges nearly a year after 20 dogs were found living in deplorable conditions on her property in Toledo.
Theresa Hahn, 27, pled guilty to 10 counts of Animal Cruelty in the Second Degree.
Hahn was originally charged by for inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain upon the dogs, which were subsequently seized by law enforcement officers during execution of a search warrant of her property.
Nearly 160 dogs were on the property when investigators arrived.
The seized dogs all appeared to be sick and in need of veterinarian care. They were taken to the Lewis County Animal Shelter.
Most of the dogs on the property were Pomeranians, but there were other breeds, such as Labradors and German Shepherds.
Hahn is awaiting sentencing. The State will recommend 60 days in jail, a $2,000 fine and other court costs and assessments. The State will also urge the Court to prohibit Hahn from owning any dogs for at least the next two years in accordance with Washington law.