POSTED: 11:28 a.m. HST, Sep 15, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 4:08 a.m. HST, Sep 16, 2011
A lawyer for Bradley International Inc. notified a state judge today that it will not post a bond that would have staved off the forfeiture of more than 230 dogs and puppies to the Hawaiian Humane Society.
Attorney Jason Burks told Circuit Judge Glenn Kim about the company’s decision, which means the dogs and puppies are officially forfeited to the society.
Kim granted the forfeiture Monday based on the society’s evidence that the dogs had suffered from severe health problems.
He gave the company until today to decide whether to post a bond.
The dogs were seized in February from Bradley International’s operation in Waimanalo.
Bradley International is scheduled to go on trial in November on 153 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.