GOLDEN VALLEY, ARIZONA. (VVNG.com) — An Arizona woman was arrested on eleven counts of Animal Cruelty after nearly a dozen horses and three dogs were seized from her property.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Angela Jeannine Shubert, 51 of Golden Valley after an animal welfare check on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
At about 4:00 pm., deputies responded to a property in the 5600 block of Lead Steet and while en route to the location, deputies were made aware that ten horses were on site with one horse being deceased, officials said in a news release.
According to the release, “Deputies arrived on scene and observed several small enclosures created with posts and a single wire strand. Also noted on scene were food and water buckets that were empty at the time of the deputy’s arrival.
Ten horses were visible to the deputy, with one being deceased, stated officials. Three of the horses were noted to be in a severe state of malnutrition, with the remaining horses being in various states of emaciation.
The caretaker of these horses, Angela Jeannine Shubert, was not on scene.
A search warrant was drafted by Detectives and executed the following day at noon. Shubert was arrested and taken into custody.
The ten horses were seized and removed from the property by a local horse rescue, Caring Hearts for Horses, and the horses will be seen by a veterinarian and continue to be monitored. Three dogs were also removed from the property by Animal Control Officers.
Anyone wanting to donate to the care of these horses can contact Stockton Hill Feed & Pet for more information.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing.