An Oxford woman who was arrested after her four Newfoundland dogs attacked and kiled another canine at over the summer was given accelerated rehabilitation at court on Friday, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel.
Vickie Tkacz was granted access into a state accelerated rehabilitation program, a form of probation that could have her criminal record expunged within a year if she stays out of trouble.
She pleaded guilty to two counts of allowing a dog to roam and was fined $35 for each offense, according to the Sentinel story, which states that within a week she must give the town $2,500 to partially cover a bill to a vet that had the dogs in custody following the attack; there were other stipulations imposed. To read those, and to see the full story, click here to go to the Valley Independent Sentinel's website.
to see an Oxford Patch archive article that summarizes the dog attack.