- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A horse trainer and her father have been charged after dozens of horses were found abandoned on a Mercer County farm.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture investigator Shane Mitchell tells local media that 43-year-old Charles “Chuck” Borell was arrested Wednesday on 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Maria Borell, Chuck Borell’s daughter, on the same charges.

Chuck Borell owns the company that’s leasomh the Mercer county farm where the horses were found in early June.

State equine director Rusty Ford says that of the 43 horses, six were in particularly poor health and required more extensive care. Three of the horses were emaciated.

Volunteers and local law enforcement have cared for the horses since they were discovered.

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