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Woman Pleads Guilty to Abandoning Dogs

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — A woman from Luzerne County agreed to plead guilty to 24 counts of animal abuse on Thursday.

Police accused Karen Reilly of abandoning 19 dogs when she was evicted from a mobile home at Echo Valley Mobile Home Park in Shavertown.

The Luzerne County SPCA says seven dogs died, 12 others survived.

A prosecutor says Reilly has agreed to pay $7,000 in restitution and she would be banned from owning a dog during 15 years of probation.

That plea deal could be accepted when Reilly is due back in court in April.


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