Animal Cruelty Charges Dropped against Arabian Breeder The Arabians recover at the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society and are looking for new homes.

Animal Cruelty Charges Dropped against Arabian Breeder

A Vermont horse breeder agreed to relinquish ownership of more than 20 Arabians in a deal with prosecutors last week. In exchange, the charges against Marjatta Lavin have been dropped.
Lavin, who is in her sixties, was charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities obtained a warrant after receiving a tip regarding her horses’ conditions in November.
The horses are now owned by the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society located in West Windsor. The organization has been caring for them since they were seized from Skyland Arabians. Fifteen of the 23 horses still need new homes.