A judge is forbidding a Girard woman to have any pets for two years after he found her guilty of animal abuse.

Girard Municipal Judge Jeffery Adler sentenced 39-year-old Lisa Drummond of Second Street after she pleaded “no contest” to the charge on Wednesday.

Drummond has been ordered to pay all the costs associated with the case involving a dog that was abandoned in a home that authorities said was in deplorable condition.

According to a police report, the dog was found in a home on the 100 Block of Second Street this past April. Monday.

Officers reported finding a Labrador Retriever that appeared to be emaciated and lethargic inside the home which was described as in "absolute disarray."

Neighbors told police that this situation had been going on for quite some time with Drummond showing up periodically to remove items from the house but always leaving the dog behind.

The neighbors said at the time that it had been over a month since they’d seen anyone at the house consistently.

Police described the house's condition as "the epitome of deplorable" with food scraps, overturned furniture, and feces covering the floor of every room. There were also holes in the ceiling and floors and a heavy insect presence.

Officers initially couldn’t find the dog despite two extensive searches of the home. Later they found that a neighbor had taken the dog from the house.

The dog was turned over to the Healthy Hearts and Paws Project which described the dog as infested with fleas and very thin. The dog was given veterinary care.