Woman convicted of animal cruelty after hoarding ducks at home

first_imgCynthia Huber (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County woman has been convicted of animal cruelty charges after law enforcement found more than 150 disabled or injured ducks at her home in late 2017.Cynthia Huber was convicted in New Hanover County court Tuesday on four counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.- Advertisement – She was given a suspended sentence and one year of supervised probation.Huber is ordered not to have any animals during her probation and must undergo a mental health assessment.The judge also ordered Adult Protective Services to review the the condition of Huber’s elderly mother, whom she cares for.Related Article: NC spectator’s courtroom curse lands her behind barsHuber was originally charged in December after sheriff’s deputies searched her home on Watermill Way and found dozens of disabled or injured ducks. Skywatch Bird Rescue took the ducks and Friends of Felines removed cats from the property.During Huber’s court date on April 25, the state made a motion to continue the case because veterinarians needed to testify were not available. The judge denied the request and dropped the charges.The charges were refiled and Huber was served on May 9.last_img