Police arrest owners of abused horses, remove more animals
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PLEASANT PRAIRIE - Police found about two dozen horses living in horrible conditions earlier in April. Some were even sharing stalls with horses lying dead on the ground.
Police and sheriff's deputies are still searching this property. Tuesday, they took away several more animals, and have arrested the owners.
In the initial search earlier in April, the police department found five dead horses. Twenty-four malnourished horses were then taken to a local stable to get care.
“Once the evidence came back that part of the causes of death of the horses was starvation, then our concern was ramped up a bit,” said Chief David Smetana with Pleasant Prairie Police.
That's why the owners, Paula and David White, were arrested for animal mistreatment leading to death. But several animals were left on the 39-acre farm.
The couple will likely be in court on Wednesday, but the police chief said they could face more charges.
Lacey Crisp contributed to this report