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Authorities Charge Owners Of Emaciated Horses

Posted August 16, 2005 2:29 a.m. EDT

— Authorities have filed charges in a case of suspected horse abuse.

More than two dozen emaciated horses were taken from a Lincoln County farm over the weekend.

The horses' owners, Ann MacCallum and Shane Schlageter, face 53 counts of animal cruelty. They are currently free on bond. Their first court appearance is expected to be in September.

Nine of the 28 horses taken are at a quarantine area in Apex where they are getting nursed back to health. After they have recovered, they will be transferred to foster homes for rehabilitation.