Canyon County sheriffs officials say the animals are currently being treated for malnutrition and other health-related issues by a local veterinarian.
One of the horses taken from the home at 28811 Old Highway 30 had to be euthanized, Canyon County Chief Deputy Kieran Donahue said Friday. Two of the goats were pregnant and have since given birth. Those kids appear to be OK, Donahue said.
Sabrina Carmack, 57, is on probation after pleading guilty in November to a misdemeanor charge of having too many dogs without a kennel license. Court records indicate that probation was to last for 90 days.
Deputies began their investigation after getting a citizen tip last month. Deputies found the animals in an "emaciated condition, Donahue said.
Deputies consulted with three vets, who all agreed the animals needed to be seized, he said.
While the horses and goats are in a secure location, they are still the property of Carmack and will remain so until the case is settled in court. Canyon County is paying for the animals care. Prosecutors will have to decide, when the case is over, if they want to seek financial restitution.
Carmack, who is being represented by a public defender, has a pretrial hearing on the nine misdemeanor cruelty charges set for Jan. 14 in front of 3rd District Magistrate Jerold Lee.
Each misdemeanor cruelty charge is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Police have charged Carmack with several misdemeanor counts of failure to purchase a dog license and given her numerous tickets for canines running at large in Canyon County over the last few years, but many of those cases were dismissed, according to court records.
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