Probation for Woman Convicted in Horse Abuse Case

May 14, 2019

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75-year-old Barbara Pilchard has been convicted of more than 30 misdemeanors for animal cruelty.

But the Wicomico County horse owner will face not jail time.

Instead she will be on probation for five years.

She will also be ordered to pay one thousand dollars for each of the 13 horses during her probationary period.

The case included counts that range from abuse or neglect of an animal to failure to provide nutritious food and the necessary care.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the case caught major attention when around one hundred live horses were rescued in March of last year.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis told the paper that the conditions under which the horses lived were “absolutely inhumane”.