Va. woman connected to fatal mauling barred from importing dogs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The owner of a shuttered dog rehab center connected to a fatal mauling has been barred from importing, rescuing or adopting animals.

Jamie Cochran owned the Forever Home Rehabilitation Center in Virginia Beach. Last year, a woman adopted a pit bull from the center that killed her 90-year-old mother hours after she took the dog home.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Cochran was fined $750 after entering pleas of no contest to 10 misdemeanor counts of importing animals without a license. She was also ordered not to import, adopt or rescue animals for two years.

The victim’s daughter says she adopted the one-year-old pit bull a few hours before the May attack. She’s seeking $5 million in damages.

The newspaper reports that Cochran’s dog rehab center has since closed.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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