FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Brunswick couple has pleaded guilty to animal abuse charges stemming from the discovery of nearly 100 dogs inside their home, but will not serve any jail time as part of a plea agreement.

Assistant Frederick County State’s Attorney Colleen Swanson says Ivan and Patsy Issette pleaded guilty Thursday to 33 animal abuse charges and will serve 1,080 days of probation, with 18 months supervised. Swanson says the state dropped 65 charges against the couple.

Ninety-five dogs and seven birds were found in the couple’s home when county animal control officials raided it in May.
The couple’s lawyer, Dino Flores, said his clients always intended to take care of the animals.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. still white still care says:

    you must!why did you post this if you dont?

  2. Tom says:

    They got off easy, dang.

  3. Kimberly Blackwell says:

    go figure no wonder maryland and this world is the way it is look at our freakin court and judicial system geez if they treated there animals like that id sure hate to see what they treated kids

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