Woman takes plea deal after 125 dogs seized from Miami County home

Dogs removed from home

TROY — A Concord Twp. woman pleaded guilty this week to two charges after 125 dogs were removed from her home in May as part of an investigation into a puppy mill.

Larisa A. Solomon, 53, pleaded guilty to one count each of child endangering and animal cruelty. She originally faced 12 charges, but the Miami County Municipal Court judge dismissed the rest in exchange for her plea, which came after her trial was scheduled to start Monday.

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Solomon’s sentencing has not been set.

The charges stemmed from unsanitary, unhealthy and unlivable conditions, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The dogs were mostly toy poodles and shih tzus, with many of them puppies. Two were deceased, and four were pregnant.

All of the dogs seized and relinquished to the Miami County Animal Shelter from Solomon’s Peebles Road  home, which was condemned, were adopted, officials said.