Jul 7, 2017 10:40 AM
Trial postponed for NH woman who lived in feces filled mansion with 84 Great Danes
WOLFEBORO — The attorney for Christina Fay, the Wolfeboro woman arrested after 84 Great Danes were seized from her "deplorable" home, has requested and been granted a motion to continue. Fay's trial originally scheduled for the end of August has been pushed back until Oct. 25. Fay's attorney, James Cowles, asked for the continuance because he will be on vacation and out of the state at the end of August.
Cowles comes from Walker & Varney P.C. Attorneys at Law in Wolfeboro. According to his bio, he has been practicing law in New Hampshire since 2008.
Fay is facing two misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after photos from employees inside the mansion showing filthy living conditions for animals and humans led to a raid and seizure of 84 Great Dane dogs. Those dogs are currently being cared for at an undisclosed location. They will likely have to remain there until the conclusion of the trial as the dogs are considered evidence.
Lindsay Hamrick, State Director for the Humane Society of the United States issued a statement about the trial continuance:
"We were pleased to see the court made this a priority by scheduling this trial in August but like most cruelty cases it was continued – in this case until October which will increase our costs to care for the animals and potentially require them to stay at the emergency shelter for another two months. Most animal cruelty cases in NH take between 6- 18 months to reach a conclusion all the while the animals are typically unable to be placed into loving homes."