GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A Grand Rapids woman was ordered today to stand trial on animal cruelty charges stemming from sub-par treatment of 39 dogs taken from her Northeast Side home in June.
Kimberly Savino was bound over to Kent County Circuit Court after Grand Rapids District Court Judge David Buter this morning found there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.
Criminal charges were dismissed Wednesday against her co-defendant, Susan Kay Strotheide.
Savino, 32, is charged with felony animal abandonment-cruelty. If convicted, she faces two years in prison and up to 300 hours of community service.
Animal control officers seized the dogs in June. They were put up for adoption on Friday after Savino was unable to come up with $106,000 to pay for their care. As of today, three of the dogs have been adopted.