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Horses die from starvation in Wayne County

Rochester, N.Y. - Two horses are dead in Wayne County after their owner starved them.

On June 7, during a search for a missing and vulnerable adult in Palmyra, Wayne County Sheriff's deputies came upon what looked to be an abandoned barn, where he found one of the dead horses.

The deputy was granted a warrant to search the property and seize the horses carcass.  The carcass was sent to the forensic lab at Cornell University, where the cause of death was determined to be starvation.

The search of the property lead to the discovery of a second deceased horse in an open field a couple hundred yards from the barn, who had died several months earlier.

A third horse, who was fortunately still alive, was found at a stable south of Rochester.  Deputies seized the horse as evidence.

On June 17, Christina Mulcahy was indicted by a Wayne County Court grand jury for starving her horses, named Gunner and Stormie, between May 1 and June 7 of this year.

Mulcahy faces three counts of Animal Cruelty.

Court papers say Mulcahy deprived the animals of food and failed to provide them with a clean living environment.

Read the full charges here.



 
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