A Graham woman was sentenced last week in Pierce County Superior Court to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty.
Heidi Anne Christensen, 53, admitted to four animal cruelty counts in exchange for four other counts of animal cruelty being dropped. The rest of a yearlong jail sentence is suspended on condition of good behavior.
Christensen has been barred from owning pets for life as part of the plea agreement.
She was arrested and charged in February 2016. She was accused of abusing 13 alpacas, a horse, a llama, a turtle, a green parrot, three dogs and two cats.
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Many of the animals had no food or water and weren’t properly cared for, officials said. Animal control officers found 16 animal skulls on the property.
Aquariums were found in the home with dank water but no fish.
This article has been corrected to say that Heidi Anne Christensen cannot own pets for life, according to Pierce County Superior Court Judge John Hickman. Court documents were incorrect.