On May 1st in Greenfield, NY, Judge Michael Ginley convicted Ann Arnold of 19 counts of failure to provide proper food, water and sustenance, in violation of state Agriculture and Markets Law, and one count of second-degree criminal nuisance, all misdemeanors. Fourteen horses involved in this case arrived at CAS last fall and have all fully recovered from symptoms of prolonged neglect, including starvation, hoof and skin conditions. “Even a person unfamiliar with horses would recognize from photos introduced at trial that the animals were ‘skin and bone’ and ‘critically undernourished’,” said Judge Ginley. A sentencing date has not been set, but prosecutors plan to ask the judge to bar Arnold from owning horses in the future as part of her sentence.
There are still approximately 16 horses on Arnold’s property. The SPCA of Upstate NY and CAS are working to find homes for all the horses involved in this case. If you are interested in welcoming one of these horses into your home with adequate land, fencing, and care available, please email our Adoption Coordinator email@example.com.
Cases such as this add thousands of dollars each month to Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s operating budget. To ensure that we continue to step forward when the need is urgent give today!
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