Charges dropped against woman charged with having 82 pets


UNDER 100—MOSTLY DOGS — WERE TAKEN HERE TWO YEARS AGO. NBC5 SPOKE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHITTENDEN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY–SHE CALLS THIS THE WORST CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY SHE’S EVER SEEN, AND SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON THESE DROPPED CHARGES. 06:59:19:29 – 06:59:27:27 NANCY CATHCART, PRESIDENT, HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHITTENDEN COUNTY, “I DON’T WISH ANY HARM DONE TO CAROL MERCHANT, BUT I DON’T WISH THAT SHE’S NEVER GIVEN PERMISSION TO DO THIS TO ANIMALS EVER AGAIN.” TWO YEARS AGO, RESCUERS FOUND 82 LIVE ANIMALS–78 DOGS, 3 CATS, AND A DUCK–HERE IN CAROL MERCHANT’S EDEN HOME. 06:55:13:15- 06:55:21:28 SOT: NANCY CATHCART, PRESIDENT, HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHITTENDEN COUNTY, “THE NUMBER OF INJURIES ON THESE ANIMALS WAS EXTREME. AND MOST OF IT WAS JUST FROM BEING HELD IN KENNELS ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.’ MERCHANT VOLUNTARILY RELINQUISHED THE ANIMALS AFTER SHE WAS GIVEN A SEARCH WARRANT. SOME WHO HELPED IN THAT RESCUE TWO YEARS AGO – TELL NBC FIVE NEWS – JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED BY NOW DROPPING THE EIGHT FELONY CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ANIMAL CRUELTY. 07:01:04:12 – 07:01:26:16 SOT: NANCY CATHCART, PRESIDENT, HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHITTENDEN COUNTY, “I DON’T KNOW MS. MERCHANT, I DON’T KNOW HER DIAGNOSIS, I DON’T KNOW HER STORY. IT SEEMS TO US WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS CASE THAT IT’S SIMILAR TO OTHER STORIES WE’VE SEEN. PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT ANIMALS THINK THEY’RE SAVING ANIMALS, BEGIN TO HOUSE ANIMALS, BEGIN TO THINK THEY’RE HELPING THE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY’RE HOUSING THEM AND GET IN OVER THEIR HEADS.” IN APRIL OF 2015 – MERCHANT PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO THE CHARGES. LAST WEEK – THE JUDGE ORDERED THAT MERCHANT BE PLACED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR 90 DAYS. COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW A DOCTOR EVALUATED MERCHANT, AND CONCLUDED THAT SHE SUFFERS FROM QUOTE – “A VARIETY OF MENTAL DISABILITY, ILLNESS AND DISORDERS.” LIVE IN SOUTH BURLINGTON, RENEE WUNDERLICH, NBC5 NEWS. MEANWHILE IN

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