A Youngstown woman who began serving a six month sentence for animal cruelty five weeks ago is asking a judge to release her from jail early.

The attorney representing old Rayne Lynn Dunmire has filed a motion for early release in the court of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge Scott Krichbaum.

During Dunmire's sentencing in early January, Krichbaum also placed Dunmire on probation for 5 years

Dunmire, who will turn 25 next week, was charged  in late July after a dead dog was found inside a home in the 200 block of E. Boston Avenue on Youngstown's south side.

Animal Charity agents said the dog and a reptile were left unattended while Dunmire was out of state for several weeks. The reptile was still alive.

No hearing date has been set for Dunmire's release motion.