A judge ordered Debra Clopton pay the cost of the care for 48 dogs seized from her Edgewood home last month.
The total rang in at $1,000 per day.
Clopton failed to make the Friday deadline to make that payment.
On Monday a judge is expected to decide what happens now.
The Santa Fe County Animal Shelter has been struggling to deal with all the dogs it took in after the seizure.
Not only is it very expensive to pay for the rood and medical care for the animals but the shelter is so full they're having to send animals from their community to other shelters.
Since the 48 dogs were taken in, five have had puppies. So now the shelter is taking care of 78 animals.
At Monday's hearing a Santa Fe judge can decide whether Clopton can get the animals back by paying part of the bill or by paying the bill in its entirety. He could also decide to deny her custody of the animals.
The latter decision would clear the way for the dogs to be adopted out.
For now a judge has decided that regardless of what happens with the original set of dogs – the puppies born in the shelter can be adopted out once they're old enough.
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