Va. Woman Forfeits 94 Malnourished Animals

May 22, 2012

A woman has given up 94 malnourished horses and other animals that authorities seized from her farm in Dinwiddie County.

WWBT-TV says Sara Johnson agreed to forfeit her animals during a seizure hearing Monday in Dinwiddie County General District Court. Johnson also agreed to pay restitution to the county for the cost of caring for the animals.

Dinwiddie County Animal Control seized the animals last week Investigators say the animals were malnourished and in poor condition.

Most of the animals remain on Johnson's property under the agency's supervision because the county doesn't have a facility to house them.

Chief Warden Deborah Broughton says the agency is working with the U.S. Equine Rescue League to find homes for the animals and move them.

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