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No jail time for dog handler convicted of killing 7 dogs

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

(KMOV) -- The Jefferson County dog handler convicted of killing seven show dogs when she left them in a hot van was sentenced on Thursday morning.
Last June, Mary Wild left eight show dogs in her van overnight in 90 degree weather; seven died from the heat.
Wild was sentenced to 30 days in jail for each of the eight counts she faced, which would have given her 240 days in jail. The judge gave her a suspended sentence, meaning, Wild won't serve any actual time in jail.
She will be on supervised probation for two years. Wild will also serve 80 hours of community service at the Jefferson County Animal Control Center.
In addition to probation and community service, Wild has 30 days to submit a 750-word essay to the judge. The essay will be about how heat impacts dogs and what she could have done to prevent the deaths of the seven show dogs.

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