Civil case filed in horse neglect in Hutchinson


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson woman already serving a year’s probation for neglecting more than two dozen horses is now facing a civil nuisance lawsuit.

Sixty-one-year-old Lindasue Adams pleaded no contest in July to two counts of animal cruelty for neglecting more than a dozen horses.

County Counselor Joe O’Sullivan told county commissioners a civil nuisance case against Adams is scheduled for trial later this month.

O’Sullivan says the lawsuit contends that because Adams’ suffering horses were visible from the roadway, the situation created a public nuisance. Several people called law enforcement and others stopped to feed the horses. Because Adams has a pattern of neglecting horses, the county will ask that she be prohibited for life from owning horses.

The trial is scheduled for Aug. 29. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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