21 Dead Horses
A Kentucky woman that claims to rescue horses is facing 97 criminal charges including animal cruelty. Authorities say they found 21 dead horses on a Bedford property owned by Marlena Robinson, 33.
The Trimble County Sheriff’s office arrested Robinson late Thursday night. Prosecutors charged her with 54 counts of animal cruelty and 43 counts of improper disposal of a dead animal.
A search warrant allowed authorities to explore the property earlier this week after three horse carcasses were readily visible. They found the property seemingly abandoned after being there for a probation check.
Authorities discovered 21 dead horses, which was apparently the beginning. They also found dead alpacas, goats, cats, and rabbits.
Robinson’s Facebook page said she operated Robinson Equine. The profile has since been removed.
Thirteen horses were alive roaming the property. Ellie Troutman from Windy Meadows Farm in La Grange picked up the survivors. She will work to bring the horses back to health at her farm.
Officials say additional charges could be coming. Robinson bonded out of jail Friday. She is expected to go before a judge on February 14.