A former cop, with the New York Police Department, has been busted for animal cruelty after investigators found dead and starving horses on her farm in Goshen, New York. According to the Hudson Valley SPCA, their humane law enforcement team responded to the Argus Farm after receiving a report about suspected animal cruelty.
The team’s findings at the farm were shocking – in four of the barn’s 18 stalls, decomposed bodies of horses were found. It is believed that the horses had starved to death. In one of the stalls, the body of an eight-week-old foal was discovered collapsed beside it’s mother in a nursing position.
One stall held a still alive, albeit emaciated, stallion who was standing over the remains of another deceased horse. According to the animal welfare agency, there was no grain, hay or water on site – the skeletal stallion had been attempting to eat the wood in his stall in a futile attempt to stay alive.
The person suspected of creating this cruel situation is identified as the farm’s owner, 48-year-old Jeanne Ryan, a former New York City police officer, reported NBC New York.
Ryan is facing animal cruelty charges – she has denied the allegations against her, but could face up to a year behind bars if she is found guilty.
(Image via Hudson Valley SPCA)
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