Prosecutors are trying to convict 60-year-old Pamela L. Thomas on six felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty and 12 misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals.
Thomas, according to court documents, owned a kennel at her place at 210 Barber Shop Trail.
In November 2011, sheriff's deputies confiscated 179 puppies and dogs from Thomas' place and turned them over to handlers with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, records state.
Ten of the dogs were "severely compromised"---two tested positive for sarcoptic mange, two others also showed sings of skin disease, and two puppies tested positive for the highly contagious and deadly parvo virus, according to the probable cause documents that are part of the case files.
A ten person jury, five men and five women, will decide Thomas' fate.
If she is found guilty on the felony charges, Thomas faces up to six years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine on each of the six counts.
Day two of the trial is Thursday in the Circuit Court of Garland County.