Kansas Rescue Operator Faces Cruelty Charge

The operator of a Kansas horse rescue is facing an animal cruelty charge in connection with the removal of 80 horses from her Coffey County property last month.

Detective Tom Johnson of the Coffey County Sheriff's Department said sheriff's deputies and veterinarians removed the horses from the Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement facility on July 30 after a tipster complained about their condition. Johnson said the animals were receiving care at an undisclosed location. He declined to comment on their condition.

A spokesperson for Coffey County Attorney Douglas Witteman said that on Aug. 13 the facility's operator Kristin Chambers was charged with one count of Class A misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with the removal. Witteman declined further comment on the case, the spokesperson said.

Chambers was unavailable for comment.

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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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