Salisbury Woman Cited with Neglect of Horse
The following information was provided by the Salisbury Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
Lehigh County Humane Society officials are investigating a report of a Salisbury Township woman who was arrested and cited with neglecting her horse's hooves, according to the Salisbury Township Police Department.
Sandra Almgren, 73, of 1324 Fairview Road, was cited Sept. 27 for neglecting the care of a horse she kept at 1985 Black River Road, police said.
Police said Almgren was supposed to get veterinary care for the horse, who needed medication for his hooves, police said. When officials returned to check on the horse, Almgren had allegedly not gotten treatment for the horse and the condition of his hooves was worse, police said.
A previous case of horse neglect in Plainfield Township garnered headlines in June when officials seized 15 horses and mules belonging to Damiano Diflorio of New Jersey. Two of the animals suffered from severe neglect. Diflorio pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty last month and was ordered to pay a $375 fine.