STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -

A Sterling Heights woman who was convicted of starving two dogs, including one who died, has been sentenced to probation and community service.

Lisa Marie Precourt pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges earlier this year after a pit bull, Angel, who was in her care died.

Another dog, Shiner, was found emaciated but was able to be nursed back to health by the rescue group Detroit Bully Corps.

Angel the dog

Precourt says she was living alone at the time, going to school and working two jobs. She now says she never should have had the dogs.

Precourt says she feared the dogs would be put down if she gave them up.

She has been sentenced to two years of probation, 50 hours of community service and to pay more than $5,000 in restitution to Detroit Bully Corps.

She will be the subject of random inspections by Animal Control and is not allowed to own any pets.

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