GOLDEN VALLEY, AZ — A Golden Valley woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after a horse was found dead on her property and 10 others were found emaciated.
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to 51-year-old Angela Shubert's property around 4 p.m. Wednesday for an animal welfare check.
After arriving at the scene, deputies reportedly saw several small enclosures put together with posts and a single wire strand. Responding crews also noted that the animals' food and water containers were empty.
MCSO officials say the deputy found one horse deceased, three others in severe states of malnutrition, and the remaining horses in various states of emaciation.
Deputies returned Thursday with a search warrant, and Shubert was taken into custody.
The 10 horses were removed from the property by horse rescue group Caring Hearts for Horses, and will be seen by a veterinarian and continue to be monitored. MCSO officials say three dogs were also removed from the home.
Anyone who wants to donate for the care of the horses can contact Stockton Hill Feed & Pet at 928-757-4125 in Kingman for more information.