Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Burton Hoey was sentenced to probation and community service.
Burton Hoey, owner of Jenny’s Farm Market in Dexter, was sentenced to 24 months of probation Wednesday for two counts of animal cruelty. According to a press release from the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Hoey will also have to pay court costs and restitution and will need to complete 50 hours of community service. Hoey will be able to keep the animals he currently owns and can continue to operate his market, but during the 24-month probation period, he will not be able to acquire any other animals. The other condition of his probation requires Hoey to have monthly visits and reports from a licensed large animal veterinarian. The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) seized eight farm animals from Jenny’s Farm Market on Sept. 6, which …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Burton Hoey will be sentenced in Washtenaw County District Court on March 28.
The owner of Jenny's Farm Market in Webster Township plead no contest to two counts of animal cruelty in Washtenaw County District Court on Wednesday. Farm owner Burton Hoey will face sentencing on March 28. According to a press release from the Humane Society of Huron Valley, investigators seized eight farm animals from Jenny’s Farm Market on Sept. 6, 2012 and filed animal cruelty charges against Hoey. “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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Farm owner Burton Hoey: "I don't think he was thrown from the hayride."
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct information about the hayride driver at Jenny's Farm Market. A 42-year-old resident from Beverly Hills, Mich. claims he was injured in a hayride accident at Jenny's Farm Market near Dexter on Sunday. Victor Zaitonia, a mortgage consultant at First National Bank in Farmington Hills, said he was thrown from a hay wagon while visiting the farm with his girlfriend and daughter. "We were sitting toward the back of the wagon, and when it hit a bump, I was thrown off," he explained. Zaitonia said he notified farm owner Burton Hoey about the accident but didn't file a police report. "I could barely walk, but I decided to grit my teeth and limp through it," he said. It wasn't until he got to a …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Eight animals were removed from the farm in Webster Township under suspicion of cruelty Thursday.
Editor's note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. The Humane Society of Huron Valley seized eight animals from Jenny's Farm Market on Thursday. According to Ann Arbor.com, horses, donkeys and goats in varying states of neglect, were removed from the farm, located at 8366 Island Lake Road. Humane Society investigator Matt Schaecher told the newspaper that investigators are working on a report with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office for possible cruelty charges. Farm owner Burton Hoey said that investigators took two horses, four donkeys and two goats from the property but left 14 other animals. "What I can't understand is why there wasn't a warning or why didn't they provide advice on how to care for the…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Western World Insurance Company says the farm's insurance policy does not cover injuries to 'temporary' workers.