Great Dane Seized from Feces-Filled Wolfeboro Mansion Died of Bloat, Necropsy Reveals
OSSIPEE — After a New Hampshire woman was convicted of animal cruelty charges, a necropsy revealed Tuesday that one of her Great Dane dogs died of bloat in the care of the Humane Society of the United States; and she now requests the return of nine dogs.
Christina "Tina" Fay was convicted on 10 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty charges on Dec. 12 following six days of testimony.
Seventy-five Great Danes had been taken from a home where they were living in deplorable conditions.
A necropsy of Fay’s 15-month-old male Great Dane dog was performed Nov. 9. The dog had died while in the care of the HSUS.
The cause of death was determined to be gastric dilation and volvulus, more commonly known as bloat, Fay's attorney Kent Barker said in a prepared statement.
Fay is requesting the return of nine dogs to her care and the rest to be rehomed at her direction.
Fay’s counsel received the necropsy results Dec. 15.