Woman who had nearly 40 dogs in home pleads guilty to animal cruelty

Posted at 6:37 PM, Sep 25, 2014

kim savinoGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The woman who once had 37 dogs in her Grand Rapids home pleaded guilty Wednesday to an animal cruelty charge.

According to Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth, Kimberly Savino is not allowed to own any new dogs as part of the deal.   She also faces up to $2,000 in fines and could spend time behind bars when she is sentenced Nov. 24.

Officials seized Savino’s dogs in late June, and said that many of them were kept in crates that were stacked on top of each other.

The dogs were put up for adoption because Savino did not pay the $106,000 it would cost Kent County to care for them.