- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) - Two people including an eastern Pennsylvania veterinarian have been accused of abusing animals after police say five dead horses were found along with other unhealthy animals.

Clyde Shoop of Jim Thorpe and Kimberley Shoop of Palmerton have each been accused of 11 animal cruelty offenses. Efforts to reach them were unsuccessful.

Court documents show state police received a complaint about several dead horses on the Lower Towamensing Township property last month. Clyde owns the property and Kimberly lives there.

Investigators also discovered the remains of a goat, a dog, two sheep, and a lamb.

Police removed 16 horses, 20 sheep, 10 dogs, a calf, a pig, a raccoon, a wild turkey, two alligators, a boa constrictor, and several birds.

Clyde Shoop operates Poco West Equine Animal Services.

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