Calif. woman gets 4 months for selling ill puppies
A California woman has been sentenced to four months in jail for selling puppies with viruses and parasites through a fake rescue organization.
Megan Ann Hoechstetter was sentenced Friday in Orange County. She pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor animal abuse charges.
Prosecutors say the 43-year-old set up a fake animal rescue organization and sold dogs that she knew had infections.
They say families paid about $450 for the dogs and were never told they were ill.
Authorities say about 30 dogs died or had to be euthanized soon after their adoptions.