“WTF…so now you can starve you’re dogs, not get prosecuted & have dogs returned..obviously the judge isn’t an animal lover!!”
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio —
A Northern Court judge dismissed the case against Joseph Schaeffer without prejudice.
Sherry Schaeffer was also in court and pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty.
Three dogs will be returned to them, and one dog will stay at an animal shelter. Court officials said Joseph Schaeffer must not violate the terms set to ensure the welfare of the dogs.