Owner of Neglected Horses Sentenced

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SEVILLE, Ohio — The owner of a Medina County farm appeared in court Wednesday after pleading guilty to neglecting more than two dozen horses.

Tori Wilfred was ordered to pay a $150 fine on a cruelty to animals charge and a $100 fine on a cruelty against animals charge. She was also sentenced to five years probation.

Wilfred pleaded guilty to the charges on May 2.

Dozens of horses were removed from the Medina County farm in April after reports that they were being neglected and were malnourished.

Wilfred, who has had horses since 2001, said her family tried the best they could to take care of the horses.

The executive director of the Medina County SPCA said officials have been actively investigating the farm since 2009, after receiving anonymous tips that the horses were being neglected.

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