A rural Palo couple convicted of neglecting numerous animals has been sentenced to just over one week in jail. Wendy and Olin Andrews were convicted in December of eight neglect charges after originally being charged with 13 violations of animal cruelty and neglect. Last March authorities seized more than 200 animals from the Andrew’s farm, including 60 horses, numerous cats and dogs, sheep, pigs, goats and domestic birds.
During Thursday’s sentencing, the judge conceded the couple had the best intentions, however the situation got out of control. He sentenced the couple to eight consecutive 30-day jail terms with all bet ten days suspended. The couple’s jail time will be staggered so that at least one of them couple be home to tend to the animals they still have. The judge also put a limit on the number of animals they may have on their farm, put them on probation for one year, ordered them to undergo mental evaluations, and to take a course on caring for horses.