Elisa Kirkpatrick files appeal
An appeal has been filed for a former veterinarian found guilty of animal cruelty charges.
Investigators say the animals were living in unsanitary conditions.
Kirkpatrick had also been performing surgeries on animals in her home without a license.
On Friday, her lawyer filed a motion to appeal her sentencing. In September she was sentenced to two years probation and no jail time.
He also filed a motion for Kirkpatrick to be represented by an appellate public defender so that she will not have to pay for services.