HARRISONBURG, VA. — A Harrisonburg couple have been sentenced on animal cruelty charges stemming from the seizure of 31 animals.
A Rockingham County General District Court judge found 26-year-old Ronald Lee Adams and 20-year-old Tiffany Kay Dimick guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty on Tuesday. Judge Richard Claybrook called the couple's actions "irresponsible."
Claybrook sentenced Adams to 10 days in jail. Dimick, who is pregnant, received five days of litter pickup. Both defendants also received one year of probation and were prohibited from owning animals for the next two years.
Authorities acting on a tip raided a home in Timberville on Aug. 10 and seized 31 animals, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats and a squirrel. Nine animals later died..." More