Woman Charged With Neglecting Horses Sentenced to Jail

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

A Hopkins County woman has been found guilty of two counts of cruelty to animals stemming from a the rescue of 57 horses from her property this past May by two Brazos Valley horse rescue groups .

Carol Paselk was sentenced to serve 275 days in jail and pay a $250 fine for one of the counts in which the horse was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. On the second count she was sentenced to a year in jail for the condition of a another horse that had to be put down.

Paselk was also ordered to pay two Brazos Valley horse rescue organizations, Blue Bonnet Equine and True Blue Animal Rescue for expenses the two groups incurred. Both groups had transported, helped and adopted out most of the animals rescued from Paselk's property last May.

Since Paselk's attorney notified the courts of Paselk's intentions to appeal the ruling, Paselk is out of jail on bond. Among other requirements, one condition of the bond is Paselk isn't allowed to have any animals, not even pets.

Blue Bonnet Equine is looking for foster homes for the remaining horses. Give them a call if you're interested: 1-888-542-5163

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