when she was confiscated from Linda Kapsa.
With the judge's signature on the plea agreement today, Linda Kapsa of Ballantine Montana is no longer "the defendant," but has officially been convicted of felony animal cruelty under Montana law.
Sentencing has not been scheduled, and likely will not be for another 6-8 weeks.
While most of the 200+ English shepherds will be able to be released for adoption or foster care in a matter of a few weeks, nineteen animals that Kapsa "chose" will remain in limbo, and in county custody, until the sentencing date.
Watch this space for later analysis of why those particular dogs were held back.*
The fate of the unknown number of free-running dogs, and their offspring, still resident at Kapsa's property is uncertain.
More when information becomes available.
*And if you ask a question and I don't answer it, it is because I can't, okay?