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Ex-NYPD cop accused of keeping dead, malnourished horses in Goshen farm arraigned

Police raided Jeanne Ryan’s farm back in July where the alleged discovery was made

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GOSHEN — A former NYPD officer has been arraigned on felony animal cruelty charges in Orange County after investigators found remains of 10 dead horses on her property.

In front of a crowd of people at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, Jeanne Ryan, 51, was arraigned on 10 felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 10 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

Back in July, police raided Ryan’s Argus Farm in Goshen where she allegedly had remains of 10 dead horses in her barn and on her property. Ryan is also accused of allowing other horses to go without proper care for their teeth and hooves.

The Hudson Valley SPCA's chief of humane law enforcement released images of the animals. One shows an undernourished, 10-year-old stallion standing beside a skeleton of a dead horse in his stall.

The chief said a two-month-old foal was found deceased next to its dead mother. Three other adult horses were in her barn and remains of six other horses piled up in the woods on the 47-acre property. One of the stallions was seen gnawing on wood in his stall in a desperate attempt to find food.

The SPCA said "without a doubt" all the dead horses died of starvation.

Investigators say they found 10 live horses at the farm in addition to the stallion, and while their weights were okay, their hooves were said to be in terrible shape.

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