DULUTH - A 70-year-old man from Two Harbors, Minn., accused of hoarding more than 100 cats has pleaded guilty to animal neglect and maltreatment.
Prosecutors say Edward Todd Stoehr agreed Friday to a sentence of 180 days in jail, stayed for two years as part of a plea deal. He'll also be fined $1,500, of which all but $250 will be stayed.
Felony charges of animal cruelty were reduced to misdemeanors as part of the plea deal, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
Stoehr, the former director of the Lake Superior Humane Society, can keep the one dog he owns, provided a veterinarian determines it's in good health. He can also have up to two other animals if, after six months of probation, a psychologist decides he's mentally fit.