BETHLEHEM, N.Y. - Police say they have removed eight horses from a farm in Bethlehem on Monday due to suffering from malnourishment and illness.
The Bethlehem Police Department says they executed a search warrant Monday at 80 Waldenmaier Road, the Stone Brooke Farm in the Town of Bethlehem, where a mix of 33 horses and ponies lived in various stages of neglect.
Police say Monday's raid was a result of a multi-week investigation into complaints of animal cruelty and neglect of horses. Upon arrival, many of the ponies appeared to have open sores and some appeared to be without water. All were examined by veterinarians and as a result, eight horses were seized to undergo further evaluation, treatment, and care.
Two people who police say run the farm were arrested and charged; 49-year-old Karen Burrows and 25-year-old William Trianni, both of 80 Waldenmaier Road, were charged with eight counts of Failure to Provide Sustenance, a misdemeanor.