The Humane Society of Huron (HSHV) seized eight farm animals from Jenny’s Farm Market on September 6, 2012 and brought animal cruelty charges against the owner, Burton Hoey. The list of neglected and sick animals included, two horses, four donkeys and two goats.

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Burton Hoey pled no contest to two counts of animal cruelty.  Sentencing to be held on March 28, 2013.

“We’ve been to Jenny’s Farm Market numerous times over the past 10 years because of complaints of abused and neglected animals,” said Matt Schaecher, Director of Animal Cruelty Investigation and Rescue. “We see this conviction as a victory for the many animals that have suffered. We know there are many community members and families that will feel the same.”

The farm animals that HSHV has been caring for since September will now be going up for adoption.  To find out more about the how to adopt please email or call (734) 661-3511

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was recently awarded the "Best Animal Shelter in Michigan” by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community and we are not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization.  For more information, call (734) 662-5585 or visit



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