Linda Snyder, right, and her attorney Kenneth Hurley, center, as well as Monroe County Prosecutor James L. Peters, left, listen to Monroe County Court Judge Jason Yoss during a restitution hearing Wednesday, June 7 at the Monroe County Courthouse.

Linda Snyder ordered to pay $3,890.62 in restitution following animal cruelty charges

Linda Snyder, of Woodsfield, was ordered to pay $3,890.62 following a restitution hearing Wednesday, June 7 in Monroe County Court.

The restitution stemmed from animal cruelty charges, which Snyder pleaded no contest to earlier this year.

In December, 13 horses and seven dogs were removed from Snyder’s farm in Woodsfield after Monroe County Humane Officer Ronda Piatt received calls from various people concerning the well-being of the animals.

Piatt investigated the complaints, and found the 20 animals suffering from neglect.

At that time, the dogs were severely underweight and the horses suffered from malnutrition, lack of minerals and various wounds, according to Mary Edge of the Woodsfield Veterinarian Service.

The animals were seized and relocated.

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