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Woman Cleared Of Animal Cruelty Charges

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MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP — The owner of a horse farm accused of animal cruelty has been found not guilty on all charges.

On Tuesday, a magisterial district judge cleared Maria Hayes of the animal cruelty counts.

Hayes runs a boarding stable in Mifflin Township and houses a number of animals owned by her and by others who pay to board their animals there.

In February, a horse at her facility had to be euthanized and an investigation determined four other horses had signs of malnutrition.

Authorities charged Hayes in August with five counts of animal cruelty.



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