Saturday, February 16, 2008

Largo man receives 6 month sentence for malnourished horses, donkey

The Tampa Tribune online reports that the owner of five horses and a donkey found weak and malnourished last August began a six-month jail term on Thursday. The man pleaded no contest to six counts of animal cruelty and will be on probation for five years after serving the sentence. He was also fined $10,000.

The horses and donkey were taken to the SPCA Tampa Bay. The St. Pete Times reported here last month about their recovery. Now, all but one horse, named Promise, have been adopted. According to the Tampa Bay Tribune article, SPCA officials say Promise needs a patient owner she can trust. For information on adopting her, visit www.spcatampabay.org.

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