Horses, donkeys taken for neglect

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A McClellanville woman has been charged with ill treatment to animals after a follow-up visit showed her horses and donkeys were still in poor condition.[1]

Officials first visited Cynthia Dellinger in may after a neighbor pointed out her three horses and three donkeys looked in poor shape. At the time Dellinger was ordered to improve the conditions, but a recent follow-up visit showed that things hadn't improved.

Keep up on area stories about mistreatment of animals at our topic page.Dellinger was issued five citations for animal-care violations and one citation for ill treatment of animals, in all she could be fined more than a $1,000 and spend jail time.

The animals are staying temporarily at Charleston Animal Society until foster homes can be found, where the animals will stay until Dellinger has her court appearance.

The Animal Society has had some response for foster care, but if you're interested contact them at 747-4849.

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