On Friday, July 17, the Wicomico County, Maryland State’s Attorney charged Delaware resident Ceba Horsey with one felony count of aggravated animal cruelty and three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty for botching the euthanasia of his horse, which had suffered a broken leg.
According to a press release issued by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s office, on 9 July 2015 a deputy responded to a call regarding an injured horse lying in the grass at boarding stable on Waller Road in Delmar, Maryland (which is on the Maryland-Delaware line).
According to the Sheriff’s office, the horse had broken its leg the previous day, and the owner had apparently told others on the property that he would euthanize the horse himself with an injection. The responding deputy did observe evidence that someone had attempted to inject the horse. However, according to the Sheriff’s office, the horse was still alive and in obvious pain, and so the deputy euthanized the horse. (On behalf of all our readers, thank you, Deputy Bennett.) We would like to note that the Deputy did take the precautions of consulting with Animal Control and a veterinarian prior to putting the horse out of its misery, but apparently did so with as much alacrity as the law allowed.
The trial is scheduled for September 1. If convicted, Horsey could face up to three years and up to $5,000 on the felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty, and up to ninety days and $1,000 for each animal cruelty misdemeanor. As a condition of probation, the court may also prohibit a defendant from owning, possessing, or residing with an animal.
He should never be allowed to be around horses again.
He shold go to jail break his leg and someone tru to kill him and fail at it and let him lay out and 100 degrees and suffet like that poor horse did let the punishment be the same ad the crime!!!
Same thing should be done to him as he did to the horse and he should go to jail punishment should be the same as tge crime let him feel what the horse felt they have feelings but alot of people seem to ignore that!wonder what it would feel like to suffer like that leave him out there in the heat and be in thatkind of pain should do it just what he did do that poor hotsr a
And for the same amount of time the hotse was lefy thetr then ask him how it feels!!
This is absolutely the most disgusting, disturbing thing I’ve ever heard! I truly hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law! Our animals depend on us for their care and well being! He does not belong in our industry! We have enough trouble keeping a positive front we don’t need people like this in our buisness!