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Judge drops 2 of 12 counts against woman in Great Danes abuse case

  • A dog waits to be loaded onto a transport vehicle as The Humane Society of the United States rescues approximately 70 Great Danes from a suspected puppy mill on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Wolfeboro, N.H. The Wolfeboro Police Dept. called in The HSUS to assist with rescue and long-term care of the dogs. (Meredith Lee/The HSUS) Meredith Lee

  • Christina Fey of Wolfeboro appears in District Court at the Carroll County Superior Courthouse in Ossipee on Sept. 6, 2017. Fay was charged in June with abusing 84 Great Danes. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

  • The Humane Society of the United States works with the Wolfeboro Police Dept. to rescue approximately 70 Great Danes from a suspected puppy mill on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (Meredith Lee/The HSUS) Meredith Lee


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
2 of 12 animal cruelty counts dismissed

A judge has dismissed two of 12 animal cruelty charges against a woman whose 84 Great Danes were seized from her New Hampshire home.

The dogs were taken from Christina Fay in June. Authorities said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems.

Fay pleaded not guilty to the charges. She testified at her recent trial before a judge that she took good care of the dogs. The judge hasn’t delivered a verdict yet, but on Tuesday, he dismissed two of the 12 misdemeanor complaints. They alleged that Fay deprived the dogs of treatment for cherry eye and fed them maggot-infested food.

The judge said evidence shows Fay sought to treat the dogs. He found there was no evidence the food was actually fed to the dogs.