WAUPACA - Criminal charges have been filed against a Waupaca County woman targeted by protesters because of the condition of her horses.
Barbara Thiry, of Clintonville, was charged Wednesday with 15 misdemeanor counts: five counts of intentionally failing to provide food for animals, five counts of negligently providing improper animal shelter from inclement weather, and five counts of intentionally mistreating animals.
According to the criminal complaint, one count of each charge apply to each of five horses: Bibi, Lady, Rebecca, Ruby and 2 Socks. It goes on the describe the conditions at the farm.
She is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Tuesday in Waupaca County court. The maximum penalty would nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine for each count.
During the last several weeks, those concerned about the condition of the animals have raised their concerns to the media and law enforcement. The sheriff's department met with Thiry and enacted a series of orders designed to treat the situation.
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