Arrests Made In Animal Cruelty Case

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky couple were arrested Friday after state police accused them of not feeding and caring for eight horses in their care.

Haskell Risner, 51, and Dinah Risner, 49, were each charged with eight counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. They were in the Bourbon County Jail on $250 bond each on Friday afternoon.

State troopers said a group of people called investigators about the health of the horses on the Risner's property in rural Harrison County. Search warrants and arrest warrants were issued Friday morning after investigators decided that many of the horses lacked adequate food and health care, state police said.

Investigators did not seize the horses or any additional evidence when the warrants were served but took pictures, troopers said.

The charges are Class A misdemeanors and punishable by a maximum
penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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