Appeal from the Perry County, Circuit Court. The Honorable Lucy Goffinet. Cause No. 62C01-1210-CM-660.
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: Cara Schaefer Weineke, Weineke Law Office, LLC, Plainfield, Indiana.
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE: Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana; Brian Reitz, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bailey, Judge. Robb, J., and Brown, J., concur.
[¶ 1] Julie Bickford (" Bickford" ) pled guilty to three counts of Cruelty to an Animal, as Class A misdemeanors. As part of its sentencing order, the trial court required Bickford to pay restitution for costs associated with a rescue organization's care for the three horses Bickford had mistreated. She now appeals.
[¶ 2] We affirm.
[¶ 3] Bickford presents a single issue for our review, which we restate as whether the trial court abused its discretion when it ordered her to pay restitution associated with the care of three horses she formerly owned.
Facts and Procedural History
[¶ 4] Bickford lived in an unincorporated area of Perry County with her husband, children, and mother. The family owned a number of animals, including three horses acquired ...