ASHLAND — A woman charged with five counts of animal cruelty was recently sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years of probation and a mental health assessment.

Barbara Thalayasingam, 67, was initially charged with animal cruelty on Aug. 8, 2022 after authorities from the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office and Humane Society of Ashland County found three dead dogs and 25 others in a house.

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