New York Breeding Farm Cruelty Case; Additional Charges Possible

An animal cruelty case that resulted in the seizure of 82 allegedly malnourished horses might see new charges filed against additional individuals, according to an article on

Geraldine Trupia, the operator of a New York breeding farm where authorities seized a herd of malnourished horses in August, plead guilty to two counts of Class A misdemeanor animal cruelty under a plea agreement unveiled during her appearance in Troupsburg Town Court on Oct. 1, according to Vicki Mosgrove, director of the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The investigation continues, but officials have not disclosed who else might be under investigation.

Of the 82 seized horses, five required euthanisia. The other 77 were placed in foster care.

The article said Trupia will be sentenced in November. The breeding farm where the horses were located prior to their seizure is owned by Trupia's mother, Maryann Blazejewski, according to the article.

The SPCA is seeking financial assistance and donation of goods to care for the animals; For more information call 607/776-3039.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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