Couple accused of hoarding 276 dogs in Howell takes plea deal

A couple accused of hoarding over 200 dogs in their home in Howell have accepted a plea deal.



Charlene and Joseph Handrik had been facing more than 500 animal cruelty charges after 276 dogs were found in their home in June.



As part of the deal, the number of charges was reduced. 



The couple will have to pay a $25,000 fine and must undergo counseling before they can ever own a pet again.


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