Charges Filed After Horses' Deaths at Avalon Stables Carrot was one of three horses that died at Avalon stables. 

Charges Filed After Horses’ Deaths at Avalon Stables

Animal cruelty

The operator of Avalon Stables was arrested Thursday after three horses died in her care.

Andrea Pendergrass faces five counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals, according to authorities. She appeared before a Wayne County Magistrate and was released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

Three horses died at the boarding stable within days of each other, allegedly from neglect. Another two owned by the United States Equine Rescue League, Inc (USERL), were on lease to Pendergrass, were removed by the organization.

USERL ordered necropsies on the bodies of the three dead horses. Those results have not been released.

The stable’s remaining boarders relocated their horses.

Pendergrass is scheduled for her first court appearance in late March.