Pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty sentenced on violation
By NATHAN CLARK | mLive
YPSILANTI TWP., MI – An Ypsilanti Township pet shop owner accused failing to properly take care of the animals in his shop, selling sick and dying animals, has been sentenced to probation.
Stuart William Collins, owner and operator of Pet City Pets, was sentenced Nov. 12 to nine months of probation after pleading guilty to one misdemeanor count of committing a pet shop violation, court records show.
Collins, 68, was originally charged with one felony count of animal cruelty against 4-10 animals, records show.
He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge, Sept. 24, after a deal was reached where the charge would be dismissed under the prosecutor’s voluntary deferred sentence program so long as he successfully completes probation.