Wednesday, June 8, 2016
"A Life Saved is a Life Saved" rescue by Crystal Davis
Pa. horse rescue operator charged with animal cruelty
Crystal Davis / "A Life Saved is a Life Saved" rescue
A woman who operated a horse rescue via Facebook is now facing animal cruelty charges.
On May 2, several horses were removed from the purported rescue in Lancaster County, Pa. after officials said they found the animals without proper access to food, water or shelter.
On June 1, 12 counts of animal cruelty, all summary offenses, were filed against Crystal Davis in Lancaster County Magisterial District Court by Susan Martin, director of the Lancaster County SPCA.
Davis has vowed to fight for the return of the horses she says she was rescuing and re-homing through Facebook.
She told a reporter at PennLive.com that she does not have non profit status but does not make any money off of the horses. She claims the horses came to her in poor condition.
However, officials said the horses' health declined while in Davis' possession.
Davis' rescue page, "A Life Saved is A Life Saved" can no longer be found on Facebook.
A post on another group's page shows a mare Davis acquired in September.
"More than a half-dozen horses were seized from a Lancaster County animal rescue group on Monday after officials said they found the animals without proper access to food, water or shelter." Read full article for more details
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Posted by Advocates at 1:02 PM