Saturday, August 12, 2017




Goshen woman charged with cruelty to animals in death of five horses

GOSHEN – A Goshen woman is charged with cruelty to animals and failure to properly dispose of dead animals.

Following an investigation and armed with a search warrant, investigators from the Law Enforcement Division of the Hudson Valley SPCA along with Goshen Town Police and Catskill Veterinary Services arrested Jeanne Ryan, 48, of 132 Gate Schoolhouse Road and seized a badly neglected and emaciated stallion in a stall without food or water. The animal chewed on the wood in the stall for lack of anything else to each.

The horse was left standing in feces with split, infected overgrown hooves.

Authorities also discovered the carcasses of four dead adult horses, in severe decomposition, in adjacent stalls together with a dead foal. Head of the SPCA Law Enforcement Division Gene Hecht said the horses “presumably starved to death.” 

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Hudson Valley SPCA Law Enforcement Division at 855-448-2548.


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