On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Anne Arundel County District Court Judge Megan Johnson denied petitions by Donald Sweeney and Leah Dorsey to have eight of their horses and ponies returned to them.

On June 4, 2013, Anne Arundel County Animal Control impounded four horses and five ponies (and sundry other farm animals) from Severn Stables on Upton Road upon the recommendation of Sweeney’s veterinarian Thomas Jett that the animals be removed for ongoing neglect. Click here to read The Equiery’s original report. A full report on the court case will appear in the September Equiery, which will be available in print and online.


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