Maximum Sentence for MI Animal Abusers After 60 Animals Removed from Home
  • Petitioned Carl Downing

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Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Dickinson County District Court
Carl Downing

Maximum Sentence for MI Animal Abusers After 60 Animals Removed from Home

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      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Kingford, MI: Two women, Kathy Khoury and Joan Khoury, were arrested after their horses were discovered in terrible condition.

More than 60 animals were taken from their homes, including the horses, dogs and cats. The animals were taken to no-kill shelters.

The women were charged with four counts each of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. Each count carries up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. They may also be ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

A jury trial has been scheduled for October 5, 2012.

Please add your signature to this petition, which respectfully requests that if found guilty, Kathy Khoury and Joan Khoury be given the maximum sentence allowable under law. Also that the court orders them to be responsible for the cost of caring for the animals, and that neither be allowed to own animals again.

For more information on this story: http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?list=~%5Chome%5Clists%5Csearch&id=784955

Photo courtesy of www.nbcmontana.com

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.

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    1. Women sentenced for the neglect of 60 animals

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      11/12/12: Joan and Kathy Khoury each received a sentence of 60 days in jail. The court is suspending half their jail time in exchange for 60 days of community service. http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?list=~%5Chome%5Clists%5Csearch&id=824342#.UKgpw-RlXvp

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      This petition will be closed and sent soon so it may be received before the October 5th court date. Thank you so much for signing and sharing!

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    • Susan Weide CHANNING, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      These people have a history of this type of neglect and abuse of animals. They are not the hoarders that are seen on t.v. They do not live in the squalor they place these innocent animals in. They are in it for their own glory and money, which never comes about. It is time to stop this nonsense, and give them the maximum sentence allowed by law! I fail to understand why this is being tried as a misdemeanor instead of a felony. Animals are the innocents here, people know better!!!

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    • Michelle Heft MONACA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am an avid animal lover. No animal deserves this treatment!

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    • Leigh Lynch SYLACAUGA, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because when people are cruel they deserve punishment.. we are their voice...

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    • Matt Wilks SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I love and respect animal, in any form animal abuse is wrong ,it should be delt with harder than it is.

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    • Jane Kalback HUDSON, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      This MUST be severely addressed.

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