Location: Waianae, HI (US)
Jun 9, 2011 - Waianae, HI (US)
Convicted: 9 dogs seized, starving & dehydrated, one dead
Sentence: Ruth Lum was sentenced to a deferred one-month jail term after being found guilty of six counts of animal cruelty in state District Court this afternoon.
Under the terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Lum will not need to serve the jail term if she passes a one-year probationary period without any incidents. District Judge Dean Ochiai ordered her to pay $3,346 in restitution, to be paid in monthly $30 increments, to the Humane Society for the care of the animals.
Additionally, Lum was sentenced to 180 hours of community service.... more...
Lum was also issued a warning citation for animal cruelty two years ago over the condition of her five dogs at the time.