Case of seized Great Danes to go before state supreme court

November 21, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman convicted of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion is scheduled to argue her appeal before the state Supreme Court in January.

Christina Fay was sentenced on 17 animal cruelty charges last year. A judge ruled she would serve no jail time, but that she would be responsible for paying back nearly $2 million for care of the dogs.

Authorities seized 84 dogs from Fay’s Wolfeboro home last year. They said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems. Fay said she wanted to be the primary U.S. collector of European Great Danes and had been acquiring and breeding them since 2014.

Arguments are scheduled for Jan. 9. Fay questions whether privacy rights were violated, barred testimony, and other matters.