Couple accused of hoarding horses appears in court
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KENOSHA - A couple from Pleasant Prairie accused of animal cruelty and neglect will wait three more weeks before the start of their preliminary hearing. Paula and David White still have not secured a lawyer.
The last veterinarian that last saw the horses back in 2009 said the condition the horses were found in last month were not the way he last saw them. He believes this is a case of animal hoarding.
Police documents from Winthrop Harbor, Ill. show concerns for the horses on the White’s property
dating back to 2009. One of the complaints was reported by a family member of the couple.
A representative from PETA agrees this is a case of animal hoarding.
"Animal hoarders create massive suffering as the profess to care for the animals,” said Stephanie Bell. “The psychology is similar to warehousing animals.”
Last month investigators discovered more than 50 dead horses on the property and more than a dozen animals starving without food or water.
The Whites are due pack in court on June 12.