SeMo Man Charged After Starved Horse Found on Property

GLENALLEN, MO - A southeast Missouri man faces charges of animal abuse and animal neglect after a horse died and two other animals were found on his property in poor condition.

Larry Hottel of Glenallen could face up to a year in jail if convicted.

An autopsy showed the horse starved.  It had dirt and rocks in its bowels.

An investigation began when a witness told authorities she drove past a horse, a pony and a llama that appeared to be neglected in a fenced-in area.  Hottel was ordered to have the animals checked by a veterinarian.

But the horse died Friday.  Authorities say hay, water and feed were not provided to the animals.

Hottel did not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment.

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