OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former Auburn, Maine, woman of 17 counts of animal cruelty after dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes were found in her Wolfeboro mansion.

Christina Fay, 59, was convicted of the misdemeanors Monday. Her sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.

Last year, a lower court judge found Fay guilty of multiple animal cruelty charges. He ordered her to pay nearly $800,000 for their care. Fay said she took care of the dogs. She appealed to a Superior Court for a jury trial.

Prosecutors showed images of the dogs living in squalid conditions, with animal waste coating the floors.

The jury recently toured Fay’s 13,000-square-foot home. Most of the hardwood floors were removed. Most rooms are vacant.

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