Stokes County, NC -- Stokes County District Attorney and Stokes County Animal Control have come to an agreement with the couple responsible for running a puppy mill on their property in Danbury.
Willis and Lucille Mabe were charged with 27 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty after investigators visited their Danbury property and found more than 150 dogs, many in need of immediate medical care.
The District Attorney will dismiss the charges on condition that the Mabes comply with certain terms.
The agreement between Stokes County and the Mabes states that the Mabes cannot own or operate an animal breeding or animal sales business for two years and the case against them can be reopened for prosecution at any time within that two year period.
Stokes County Animal Control will also have access to inspect the Mabes Danbury property at any time for prohibited animal related activities.
Stokes County residents who want to become involved in animal welfare issues facing their community are encouraged to visit the animal shelter or contact the Stokes County Humane Society to discuss volunteer activities.
Stokes County thanks the Humane Society of the United States, Stokes County Humane Society, Guilford County Animal Shelter, Humane Society of Charlotte, Rockingham County Animal Shelter and all of the volunteers who came forward to help the animals in this case.
Stokes County Animal Shelter: 336-994-2788
Stokes County Humane Society: 336-994-6117