Maltreatment of other animals: police
An animal cruelty complaint leads to charges against a New York farrier.
New York State Police arrested Seth B. Casey, 37, of Warnerville on Saturday. Investigators state his arrest comes after an investigation led to their discovery of two horses’ bodies not disposed of properly.
Police add they found additional evidence that other animals on the property did not have the necessary food and water to sustain them for a period of days.
Casey is facing a misdemeanor for failing to provide sustenance to animals and two violations for failing to properly dispose of the dead animals.
The state’s Agriculture and Markets Law states a horse’s body must be buried at least three feet below the ground by the horse owner within 72 hours of being directed to do so by a police officer. It notes other sanitary manners of disposal are also acceptable.
Authorities gave Casey an appearance ticket for July 25 in Cobleskill Town Court.
The investigation continues. Stay with us for more information as it becomes available.