The gray-haired ‘Cruella de Vil-type’ dog breeder accused of mistreating dozens of Great Danes in a stately mansion puppy mill is facing financial ruin and the possibility of years behind bars.
Authorities are looking to charge Christina ‘Tina’ Fay, 59, in up to 200 neglect cases; along with federal charges connected with interstate trade and environmental and zoning violations, the local police chief told DailMail.com exclusively. She was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of neglect on June 16.
She even faces child endangerment charges as one of her kennel staff was a juvenile, said Chief Dean Rondeau.
‘I am not backing off of anything on this matter,’ said Rondeau. ‘I don’t care how minute or minor it may be Tina Fay is owning everything.
All she had to do was follow the rules. She had to do what you and I do. But instead she decided she is too cool for school and broke them all.’
Rondeau, 54, chief of police in the elegant lakeside town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, led an 80-strong team that raided Fay’s isolated 8-bed, 13-bath mansion on Friday to rescue a total of 93 Great Danes.
The Humane Society of the United States worked with the Wolfeboro Police Dept. to rescue the Great Danes from a suspected puppy mill on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Wolfeboro, N.H. Fay was arrested at the property
Video taken by the Humane Society of the United States shows the giant dogs wallowing in their own filth inside rooms that have expensive art work hanging on the walls.
Others are seen slipping and sliding, trying to keep themselves from falling in cages in the grounds.
Despite using respirators, Rondeau said the smell that greeted his team was horrendous. ‘We got this overwhelming smell of urine and feces and then something rotting.
‘We just didn’t know what it was, we couldn’t quite put your finger on it, but we knew something isn’t right,’ he said.