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Saratoga County woman arrested, previously charged with horse abuse


GREENFIELD, N.Y. - A Greenfield woman previously charged with animal abuse has been arrested again on Thursday for failing to properly keep her horses fenced in.

Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy says that Ann Arnold, of 131 Wilton Road, is facing Criminal Nuisance charges for unreasonably allowing numerous horses belonging to her to flee their inadequate fenced in area and run free creating dangerous health and safety conditions for neighbors, pedestrians and drivers along Wilton Road.

Arnold also has previous charges of animal abuse pening in Greenfield Town Court, after she failed to provide proper sustenance for her horses. She owned 19 horses at the time, ten of which were voluntarily surrendered to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary after a veterinarian determined they were in poor health.

The veterinarian determined the remaining nine horses were healthy enough to stay on Arnold's farm.

Shortly after the ten horses were removed from her Wilton Road farm, Arnold brought in another ten horses she owns from Washington County, bringing the total number of horses back to 19.

Since then, the Upstate SPCA has been monitoring her farm to ensure all horses are being properly cared for.

Arnold is willing to surrender five more horses; however authorities have been unable to find a location willing to take them.

Murphy is asking for the public's assistance in determining a possible location for these five horses in an event the court orders them to be surrendered. Anyone with information is asked to call 518-885-2263.


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