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Arizona authorities arrest horse caretaker on multiple charges of animal cruelty

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 20:53:33-05

ARIZONA (KTNV) — Arizona authorities report they are investigating an animal cruelty case that involved multiple horses at a residence south of Kingman, Ariz.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office deputies said they arrested caretaker Angela Jeannine Shubert, 51, for 11 felony counts of animal cruelty.

Shubert's arrest came after deputies responded to a property in the 5600 block of Lead Street, about 14 miles south of Kingman, in Golden Valley, for an animal welfare check on Feb. 19.

While en route, deputies were made aware that ten horses were on-site with one horse deceased, according to their report.

Authorities observed several small enclosures that were created with posts and a single wire strand. They also noted that water buckets were empty at the time of their arrival.

The report continues, with ten horses visible to the deputy and one deceased on the property upon the visit.

Three of the horses were also said to be in a severe state of malnutrition, with remaining horses being in various stages of starvation.

Shubert, the caretaker of the horses, was not on the scene.

A search warrant was then drafted by detectives and executed on Feb. 20, and Shubert was subsequently arrested and taken into custody, according to Mohave County authorities.

The ten horses were seized and removed from the property by a local horse rescue, Caring Hearts for Horses, and the horses were scheduled to be seen by a veterinarian with continued monitoring.

Three dogs were also removed from the property by Animal Control Officers.

Authorities said anyone wanting to donate to the care of the horses involved in this incident could contact Stockton Hill Feed for more information.

This investigation remains ongoing, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.