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Suffolk SPCA, which is based in Hauppauge, is pressing charges against a Ridge woman after five horses were found starving on her property.
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said that Cynthia Schultes' horse farm in Ridge had been visited by SCSPCA Detectives last month.
He said that the horses were sent to a boarding facility out of state received a thorough examination by an equine vet who reported that the horses were severely underweight and had various long term medical issues which required immediate attention.
One horse was near death and had to have an eye removed due to its long term neglect and that anemia had developed, Gross said.
An SCSPCA Detective visited the boarding facility to check on the horses, and all had gained varying degrees of weight and were responding positively to the medical treatment and nourishment they had been receiving since arriving at the rescue.
Schultes was charges with five counts of animal cruelty on Aug. 15 by the SCSPCA. She is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip Oct. 17.