WOODVILLE — A rural Fremont woman charged with 36 counts of animal cruelty was placed on probation and ordered to pay $10,292 in restitution to the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
Susan Baker pleaded guilty Wednesday in Sandusky County Court to two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, she is to remain on active probation until she has repaid the humane society for veterinary bills resulting from the seizure of 36 dogs, three cats, and a cockatoo from her home on U.S. 6 on July 29, 2011.
Sandusky County Court Judge Herbert Adams told her she could not acquire new animals while on probation. Ten of the dogs remain in foster care but now may be adopted, a humane society representative said.