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Posted at 1:23 PM ET, 06/22/2010

Cruelty charges filed over starving horses

By Washington Post editors

Authorities have filed charges against the owner of a farm in western Maryland where 26 starving horses were found.

Denise Lohr of the Garrett County Humane Society says Richard Friend of Oakland faces 18 counts of animal cruelty. Lohr says authorities planned to serve Friend with the charges on Tuesday.

The Humane Society took possession of the horses, as well as 18 cows and six goats on May 13. Lohr says one horse had to be euthanized, but the rest of the animals are recovering.

Lohr says an examination of the euthanized horse showed the animal had scar tissue in her throat from eating tree bark and other material she found.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 22, 2010; 1:23 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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What's the max he can get?

Posted by: Greent | June 22, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

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