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Goochland animal shelter owner banned from owning pets

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GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) -

The owner of a Goochland animal shelter that recently caught fire has been banned from ever owning pet dogs again.

The Richmond SPCA said they'd be willing to help because, not one, but 70 dogs could end up needing new homes.

They're all at Annette Thompson's animal shelter now in Goochland County, but late Monday, a judge banned Thompson from having any kind of pet.

Next, she faces five animal cruelty charges. That court battle will happen next Monday.

This is all happening because five dogs were removed from Thompson's shelter when it caught on fire March 27th. The five dogs couldn't be nursed back to health, and had to be euthanized. That's when prosecutors filed animal cruelty charges.

Thompson has been in court before. Back in 2011, Thompson was found guilty of six counts of inadequate animal care. 

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