VT Husband Charged in National Animal Cruelty Case
Posted on Sep 1, 2009 - 8:48 AM
Vt. Husband Charged in National Animal Cruelty Case
St. Johnsbury, Vermont - August 31, 2009
A woman on the run from an animal cruelty conviction in Arkansas is now facing new charges in Vermont, and now her husband has also been charged.
Tammy Hanson was arraigned in July as a fugitive from justice. Police say she took off from Arkansas after being convicted in an animal cruelty case that involved hundreds of starving, diseased and dead dogs.
A further investigation by the Caledonia County Sheriff's department found Hanson and her husband were also keeping 30 dogs in unsanitary conditions at their home in Sutton.
44-year-old William Hanson was cited into court for animal cruelty.
And Tammy Hanson is now facing a felony charge of false personation. Investigators say she claimed to be a lawyer and a doctor who ran an animal rescue clinic in order to gain possession of some animals.