Sheena Ann Cornwell, 28, had pleaded guilty to charges of animal torture, an aggravated misdemeanor. She could have been sentenced to as long as two years in prison and up to $6,250 in fines.The Des Moines Register notes that Cornwell was drunk when this incident occurred.
Cornwell was fined $625, plus a surcharge, and sentenced to two years of probation, during which she can’t own pets or reside in their presence. She will also undergo a psychological evaluation and treatment. If Cornwell violates the terms of her probation, she will be imprisoned for the rest of the two-year term.