Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday that his office’s Animal Protection Unit secured a 180-day jail sentence against an animal hoarder found in violation of the terms of her probation, which prohibits her from owning or living with any animals.
Corey Carnegie, 51, a registered nurse, had been prosecuted by the city attorney’s office and convicted in 2015 on animal cruelty and animal neglect charges after investigators found more than 30 dogs, six cats and two potbellied pigs in squalid conditions in her Lake Balboa home.
“Ensuring the protection and welfare of animals is something I take very seriously,” said Feuer. “When we prosecute abusers we expect them to adhere to the terms of their sentences. If they don’t, we’ll do our best to ensure there are consequences.”
In February 2015, Carnegie was placed on three years of probation and ordered not to possess or be in custody of any animals for five years or participate in any animal rescue or adoption activities.
In March of this year, Department of Animal Services officers discovered Carnegie living in Agua Dulce with four dogs and three horses, including two animals previously seized in her original case.
Judge Christine Ewell sentenced Carnegie to 180 days in jail and immediately placed her in custody. Carnegie remains on probation by the court and could face an additional two years in jail and $23,000 in fines if any further violations occur.
—City News Service
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