2010-03-18 / Local & State

Convicted Dog ‘Rescuer’ Trespasses On Pa. Land

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) – A selfdescribed dog “rescuer’’ will be cited for trespassing on a central Pennsylvania couple’s property after she took video of chained up dogs that were later seized by humane officials.

Forty-six-year-old Tamira Thayne says she “absolutely, 100 percent’’ trespassed on the property in Snyder Township, Blair County on Sunday.

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society took custody of three of the seven dogs chained on the vacant property after Thayne posted video of them on YouTube.

Humane police officer says the property owners voluntarily turned over the dogs because they couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. The dogs have treatable conditions that are not lifethreatening.

A state appeals court last year upheld Thayne’s theft conviction for stealing an old, sick dog from a couple in 2006.

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