Caretaker of seized horses charged with animal cruelty

Humane officers from the Adams County SPCA have filed 22 counts of animal cruelty charges against the caretaker of 21 horses seized from a Littlestown area farm last month.

James Houseman, 44, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Houseman leased a property at 135 Fesser Road and was paid by owners to board the animals, according to investigators.

Authorities have said they found a dead horse crudely covered in hay and 21 seriously malnourished horses at the farm Nov. 16.

One of the horses later died from malnourishment and another was euthanized.

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