Misdemeanor charges of animal abuse were dropped Thursday against Alice Wybert, the former president of Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter near Jackson. A news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh says he dismissed the charges because of a consent judgment agreement recently reached between Wybert and the Missouri attorney general’s office. Wybert said Thursday evening she was happy the charges had been dropped. A case filed against Wybert and the shelter in October by the attorney general’s office alleged violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act in 2013 and 2014, including failures to take sick animals to a veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment; maintain health records for the animals; follow cat housing requirements; maintain clean housing facilities; and identify the animals properly. The charges against Wybert stemmed from the deaths of two of the shelter’s cats in 2014. She was accused of knowingly failing to provide adequate care for the cats. The consent judgment requires the shelter to send all of its cats to licensed shelters or rescues and set special rules for the shelter to obtain a new license through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Wybert and the shelter also were fined. Wybert also must withdraw from all activities associated with the shelter aside from soliciting and delivering donations of food and other animal-support items to the facility. She is prohibited from owning, operating, volunteering, being employed by, assisting or managing any entity that requires a state license under the Animal Care Facilities Act.