Abused horses could go back to suspect's home

Horse North Rescue volunteers in Kingsley, who have been taking care of several horses found sick, tell 7&4 News that they have to return them to the home.

In January, 39-year old Danelle Round was charged with abandoning or being cruel to animals. Seven horses were found sick on her property in Fife Lake. Two malnourished horses had to be euthanized at Round's home. The others have been recovering at Horse North Rescue.

Horse North Rescue says the horses are to be returned to Round's daughter Nakita after she pays all the expenses resulting from their care. Nakita lives with the suspect and has not been charged with a crime.

Volunteers from the organization say the decision is a "slap in the face" to all their hard work nursing the animals back to health.

A trial for Danelle Round has been set for February 21st. As part of her bond condition set by a judge, she is not allowed to have contact with animals or live in a home where animals are present.

As of Wednesday, Horse North Rescue says Nakita Booth owes them about $4500 before she can have the horses back.

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