Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Man faces 36 cruelty charges

BY BRAD ZINN/STAFF, newsleader.com

"...An Afton man who had more than three dozen sickly horses and mules seized March 10 by authorities acting on a neglect complaint was indicted Monday on 36 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty by the Waynesboro grand jury, court records show..."  More

Update:  Mar 28 Garrett gives up seized horses

“He did the right thing today and relinquished ownership,” said Debbie Caywood, director of the Augusta Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “After seeing his reaction the day we were there in the field, I’m really surprised he did turn over custody today. ... I thought we were in for a battle.”...  More

Surprise Decision at Seized Horse Hearing

WVIR, NBC by Ken Slack

"...Dozens of horses and ponies seized from a Waynesboro farm will not be going back. During a court hearing Friday, their owner gave them up and the judge told him he'd never be able to own livestock again.

In the wake of a horse's death earlier this month, Waynesboro police used a search warrant to seize 41 animals from the property of 53-year-old Tory Allen Garrett. When the horses were seized from his property, Garrett argued they were in good hands but 10 days later, his attorney conceded that there was evidence of inadequate care. The attorney also told the judge the Augusta SPCA can have them...  More

Mar 27:  Horse owner gives up legal fight

Mar 25:  Pony dies after seizure from farm

Mar 22:  Saving graze

Mar 18:  34 Horses Seized 

Mar 17:  Horses seized from Waynesboro farm

Mar 14:  Horse put down, Afton man charged