GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - Clay County Animal Care and Control seized three horses, two ponies and a miniature horse on Friday that a veterinarian says each animal is between 100 and 300 pounds underweight.
Owner Deanna Biscardi, 43, of Keystone Heights, was arrested and charged with eight counts of animal cruelty.
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Animal Control will begin rehabilitating the animals, attempting to return them to normal weight and health. Two other horses were returned to a previous owner, who is handling their care.
Clay County officials said they have been aware of the problem since October and Biscardi was given several warnings.
Bond of $20,000 was set for Biscardi -- $2,500 per horse.
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