Location: Sevierville, TN (US)
Jul 7, 2012 - Sevierville, TN (US)
Convicted: Hoarding 26 cats, more than half found dead
Sentence: With his guilty plea, Hood agreed to serve 30 days in jail, which he began serving immediately after his courtroom appearance.
He will be placed in an in-house rehabilitation facility for 28 days and must attend "AniCare" mental health evaluation and treatment.
Hood's plea bargain sentence also includes five years supervised probation and 200 hours of community service work. He will be prohibited from owning or being in the presence of animals.
The Humane Society is given authority to enter any place where Hood lives at any time to check on his compliance with the "no animal order."
He is also ordered to provide the Humane Society with 28 pounds of cat food each month for two years and pay $5,820 in restitution for the treatment and care of the surviving cats.... more...