East Aurora, N.Y. (WKBW) - The three-year legal battle ended today for Beth Hoskins, the East Aurora horse farmer sentenced on 52 counts of animal cruelty.
Hoskins was found guilty on 52 of 74 animal abuse charges after the SPCA says they found horses living in feces-filled stables. Officials say the animals were found to be dehydrated and extremely thin.
Hoskins was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay $52,400 in fines.
Hoskins is also required to attend court-ordered counseling and treatment and must complete 500 hours of community service.
An independent veterinarian will inspect Hoskins' farm and monitor her horses. State Supreme Court will have the ultimate decision during the civil case.
Channel 7's John Borsa will have more tonight on Eyewitness News at 11.