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Ranch owner convicted of animal cruelty sentenced to probation

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RICHLAND COUNTY (WKOW) -- A ranch owner convicted of animal cruelty was sentenced to three years of probation.

Jennifer Petkus owned Thyme and Sage Ranch when it was raided in May of 2009.

Investigators found nearly 300 animals on her property.  Many were malnourished and some were dead.

As part of her sentence, Petkus can keep the pets she currently has, but cannot get anymore.  She also has to submit to ongoing inspection and monitoring of her care.

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