Charges Filed in Texas Cruelty Case

A Texas woman accused of maltreating 57 horses remains in jail after failing to post bond on cruelty charges.

Carol Paselk faces one count of cruelty to animals and one court of cruelty to livestock. The Class A misdemeanors each carry penalties up to $4,000 and one year in the county jail.

The charges stem from the May 9 removal of 57 allegedly malnourished and neglected Thoroughbred and Arabian horses from Paselk's Sulphur Springs property. The horses were later placed in the custody of the True Blue Animal Rescue and the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (read more).

Bond has been set at $5,000 for each charge. Bond terms prohibit Paselk from owning or caring for animals or livestock until her trial takes place.

No court date has been set.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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