Cat advocates are angered after a North Carolina woman convicted of animal cruelty was given a sentence of three years supervised probation.
At her court appearance January 11, Barbara Hart received probation along with the judge ordering she couldn’t have contact with animals of any kind, even if she lives with someone who has animals.
On May 11, 2017, five dogs were seized and from the Salisbury property where Hart was living. Four dead cats were also removed from the home. The veterinarian who examined the decomposed cats reported the cats had no fatty tissue or muscles and had literally starved to death.
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Previous articles can be found by clicking on the links below.
- Five dogs seized and four dead cats removed from home of NC animal advocate
- Salisbury, NC cat advocate charged with 9 counts of animal cruelty
- Update on 2 North Carolina court cases shows cats just can’t find justice
- Discussion: The reality of how animal cruelty cases are handled