Scottsville, NY -- The owner of Rodney Farms in Scottsville has been arrested for animal cruelty. Five horses described as "emaciated" were siezed.
The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm said Friday that Barbara Gailbraith was actually arrested on August 28th on charges of failing to provide sustenance to her horses.
The farm has been struggling since its bright days before the recession. The Humane Society has been working with Gailbraith over the past year to reduce the number of horses to a manageable number and improve their conditions. But officers said they paid a visit and found dry water troughs.
A search of the farm Thursday turned up the five horses in need of medical attention.
Gailbraith has been ordered to appear in court on September 16th.