KILN, MS (WLOX) - Dozens of animals seized from a Hancock County woman will not be returned.
In a court hearing Friday, Bonnie Heffron failed to post at $1,000 bond for the 55 animals seized from her property on Dogpatch Road on July 12.
Investigators found dogs, cats, ponies goats, rabbits and chickens living in filth and poor conditions in the Kiln home.
Judge James LeGaffe ordered the animals to be removed from the property and surrendered to the Hancock County Animal Shelter. According to shelter director Toni Pickering, all but two of the animals are healthy and will soon be ready for adoption.
Meanwhile, Heffron will stand trial in October on animal cruelty and animal neglect charges, both misdemeanors.