The Humane Society of Pulaski County prepared more than 160 dogs to go back to their original breeder after a two year court battle. HSPC rescued the dogs from dog breeder Sandra Nance two years ago. Nance was accused of animal negligence. According to the HSPC, 13 animals in Nance's care were examined. Five were found in what the court deemed as bad shape. Nance was then charged with five counts of animal cruelty. This May, Nance won the dogs back on appeal. Nance's attorney, Jerry Sallings, provided Channel 7 News with a statement. Sallings said Nance was worried about the well-being of her dogs while in HSPC's care."After learning through this process that 21 of her dogs died there and others suffered avoidable injuries, she's very comforted to know that the dogs will finally be freed," Sallings said.HSPC said it's the other way around. HSPC board member Debbie Howell said, "The unsettling part is that normally when we work with a dog we're use to putting it in the arms of an adopter. It's ready to go off to a forever home. This situation is different. We are not really sure what will happen to them."
All of the dogs are set to be returned by Wednesday, August 13.