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Criminal – Animal Cruelty – Horse Emergency Care (access required)

Even if the record evidence is insufficient to prove that defendant starved a 20-year-old rescue mare of food and water, defendant violated Va. Code § 3.1-796.66 if she failed to provide the mare with necessary emergency veterinary treatment, and the Court of Appeals affirms her conviction of animal cruelty. The evidence in the record was that ...