Horse death prompts police charges

East Coast Horse Rescue and Animal Rights and Rescue Group discovered two abandoned and neglected mares on a Nimbin property in October. One of the horses had to be put down by a Lismore vet.
East Coast Horse Rescue and Animal Rights and Rescue Group discovered two abandoned and neglected mares on a Nimbin property in October. One of the horses had to be put down by a Lismore vet.

POLICE have charged a Nimbin man with animal cruelty offences following the death of a horse on his Thorburn St property in October.

On October 8, members of East Coast Horse Rescue attended the address to check on the welfare of two horses on the 14 hectare property.

One horse was allegedly found to be malnourished and dehydrated.

It is alleged the horse had to be euthanized by a local vet because it was in such poor physical condition.

Another horse on the property was moved as it is alleged it's was severely emaciated and dehydrated.

The horse that was euthanized also had an extensive skin disease and was believed to be susceptible to terminal heart failure.

Following enquiries by Nimbin police the man was sent a court attendance notice to answer six counts of animal cruelty including, committing an act of cruelty upon an animal; being in charge of an animal and failing to provide suitable supervision; failing to provide veterinary treatment; and failing to provide proper and sufficient food and drink to an animal.

He is due to appear at Lismore Local Court in January 2013.

Topics:  lismore local court nimbin police

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