Panama City, FL –
HOMLES COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) – A couple in Holmes County have struck a deal in a major animal abuse case.
According to our media partner, The Holmes County Times Advertiser, Ferrell and Marianne Godfrey filed a plea of no contest on two counts of animal cruelty on Wednesday.
Prior to today’s deal, the Godfrey had faced 20 counts of animal cruelty.
Two years ago, MPs found around 90 dogs on their property off Peak Road in northern Holmes County near the state border.
The dogs were kept in substandard conditions, with poor drinking water, animal droppings everywhere, and several dogs had broken paws.
Alaqua Animal Rescue took in the animals that were taking care of them and found homes for the most part.
After a thorough investigation, authorities concluded that the couple had good intentions, but lost their temper.
The Godfrey will serve a period of probation, pay court costs and $ 10,000 in restitution, and will not be allowed to own more than three dogs.
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