SANTA FE (KRQE) - A judge has issued a summons for the former veterinarian accused of hoarding animals after she didn’t show up in court.
Debra Clopton was charged in April after authorities found 48 dogs on her property in Edgewood.
Many of them had to be put down.
She was allowed to keep 10 of the dogs, but was ordered to pay for their care at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.
Clopton missed her August payment and was due in court last week, but she didn't show.
Those 10 dogs have been placed into the custody of Santa Fe County until this issue is resolved.
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