Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Janet Lynne Hollins - Dale City, Virginia

Nov 3, 2010: Pet rescue owner guilty of reduced charges


Janet Hollins’ heart is in the right place, Prince William General District CourtJudge Peter W. Steketee said. But her actions in taking care of 77 animals in her Dale Citytownhouse were not right, he said.

Hollins, 52, was charged with 77 counts of animal cruelty, a class 1 misdemeanor, after animal control officers searched her house on Buffalo Court and seized 27 dogs and 50 cats.

On Oct. 29, the second day of Hollins’ trial, prosecutors amended the charges to class 4 misdemeanor charges of inadequate care of an animal by an owner.

Steketee found Hollins guilty of all 77 reduced charges.

For each charge,
Steketee sentenced Hollins to a fine of $250, with $225 suspended.
She will have to pay a total of
$1,925 in fines.

The judge also ordered Hollins to serve 10 years of probation. For the first 3 years, Hollins will be prohibited from owning pets..." More

Aug 9, 2010: Dale City woman ran foster home for pets


Police say Janet Lynne Hollins had too many dogs and cats in her Dale City townhouse.

But, those who know Hollins, who operates Janet’s Rescues and Placements, said she was only trying to help the animals.

Police searched Hollins’ home, at 3522 Buffalo Court in Dale City, on Wednesday and seized 27 dogs and 50 cats. They also took seven boxes containing adoption papers, animal medical records and pet pictures, and a computer, according to court records.

Hollins was charged with 77 counts of animal cruelty.

She could not be reached for comment Monday..." More

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