Thursday, June 18, 2009

Walter gets jail time, probation

Door County judge placed the owner of All Creatures Home for Animals on three years' probation and stayed a 90-day jail sentence on a misdemeanor charge of bail jumping.

Judge D. Todd Ehlers accepted Rory Walter's no contest plea to the charge, which had been amended from felony bail jumping.

The probation for Walter,7175 All Creatures Lane, Baileys Harbor, is to be served at the same time as her sentences for five felony counts and five misdemeanor counts of animal abuse.

The jail time will be stayed if Walter, 58, provides proof within 60 days that she received a psychological evaluation for animal hoarding.

Walter was convicted on April 15 of five misdemeanor counts of animal mistreatment. The five felony counts for mistreatment were held open after reaching a plea agreement. Part of the agreement included Walter obtaining treatment, but as of June 5, she had not yet had an evaluation. She also was ordered to pay restitution and court assessments of $15,060.93 by June 5. Walter signed a lien for that amount against her property..."  More

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