Woman must pay for boarding costs
Katherine Mayberry of Valhalla Road, Berkeley Springs, was ordered to pay $6,302 last week for the cost of boarding animals seized by county officials last month.
The animals, mostly dogs, are now in possession of Morgan County Animal Control. The fee was ordered by Magistrate Greg Miller to reimburse the county for boarding and veterinary care.
The dogs were technically adoptable after the Thursday, May 31 hearing, but were kept so de-worming medicine could be applied. After gathering and applying the medicine over the weekend, the adoption process began on Monday, June 4.
At their previous home, “some of the animals were not receiving adequate medical attention,” said County Administrator Jody McClintock.
Throughout the process, the owner never contested forfeiture of the animals, said Prosecuting Attorney Debra McLaughlin.