A woman in Vermont has been charged with animal cruelty after two miniature horses were found living in a camper in the parking lot of an accommodation inn.
Vermont State Police Trooper Paul Sokolowski Jr reported that he went to the Ladd Brook Inn on Vermont Route 7 shortly after midday on Friday, following a report of horses living in a camper.
“Two miniature horses were found by Animal Humane Officer Gina Brown, of the Spring Hill Rescue, in a tow-behind camper parked in the parking lot of the inn.
“The conditions of the camper were found to be unsatisfactory for the horses to live in,” he said.
Sokolowski said the horses were found to be in poor health, believed to be caused by the conditions inside the camper.
The owner of the horses was identified as a 43-year-old woman from Pownal, Vermont.
Sokolowski said the woman surrendered the horses to the State of Vermont, and Brown took custody of the pair, who were relocated to an animal rescue.
The Pownal woman has been charged with animal cruelty and providing false information. She was released on a citation and is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court on May 25.
Sokolowski said the case was still under investigation by Brown for the Department of Agriculture.