Friday, December 10, 2010

Laura Springborn - Detroit

Dec 10, 2010: Woman sentenced in animal hoarding case

A Gregory woman was sentenced Thursday to two years probation in an animal hoarding case.

Police said Laura Springborn, 38, hoarded more than two dozen small dogs in unsanitary conditions in her home.

Livingston County Animal Control found the neglected and malnourished dogs April 8 after Ingham County asked for a welfare check at Springborn's home because of an investigation at her Stockbridge pet store..." More

Apr 27, 2010: Pet store owner to face animal cruelty charge

A Gregory woman is scheduled to be arraigned on May 5 in 53rd District Court for allegedly hoarding and breeding more than two dozen small-breed dogs, including Chihuahuas and miniature Doberman pinschers, according to court records.

Laura Springborn will be charged with one count of animal cruelty to 10 or more animals, a four-year felony.

Two weeks ago, Livingston County Animal Control was called out to make a welfare check at Springborn's residence at the request of Ingham County officials, who were investigating her Stockbridge pet store.

Livingston County officials seized the dogs after finding the animals neglected and malnourished.

Springborn allegedly was breeding and selling the animals at her pet store, officials said.." More