A 30-year-old Collie woman has pleaded guilty to cruelty to two horses found in poor condition on her property in 2019.

The offender is the third person to be convicted of horse-related cruelty in Collie this year. Her charges were brought under section 19(3)(d) and (h) of the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

She received a fine of $22,500 and has been prohibited from owning, or being in contact with, horses for a period of 10 years. The offender was also ordered to pay care and treatment costs of $3657.70 to RSPCA WA, and court costs of $325.70.

RSPCA WA’s Hannah Dreaver said she was sickened by the continual cases of horse cruelty being reported.

You can read the full story on the RSPCA WA website.