On Monday, August 18 RSPCA NSW served a Candelo horse owner with 38 Court Attendance Notices (CANs) with respect to alleged incidents of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
The initiation of these legal proceedings follows its ongoing investigation into the welfare of horses in the Candelo area.
The list of charges is as follows:
10 charges of allegedly failing to provide veterinary treatment to horses; 7 charges of allegedly failing to provide proper and sufficient food to horses; 5 charges of allegedly failing to provide proper and sufficient drink to horses;
12 charges of allegedly failing to provide proper and sufficient shelter to horses; 3 charges of allegedly failing to exercise reasonable care of horses to prevent the commission of an act of cruelty upon the horses and 1 charge of allegedly failing to alleviate pain.
RSPCA NSW has seized several horses from properties in Candelo as part of this investigation. The seized horses are currently undergoing veterinary assessment and treatment.
The matter is listed for Mention in Bega Local Court on 10 September 2013.