Animal Cruelty in Columbia County
Columbia County deputies found two dead horses on the same property that appeared to be severely malnourished since December.
Some animal lovers say the Columbia County Sheriff's Office was moving their feet too slowly so they got People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to flood the Sheriff's Office with complaints.
Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter saidÂ John Riederer, 37, and his wifeÂ Christy Riederer, 38, are the owners of the horses and are the people named in the review that has been passed on to the State Attorney's Office.
"I'd like to thank all the citizens that did call in and bring the awareness up and then try to reassure everybody that the Columbia County Sheriff's Office will follow up on cases," Hunter said.
TheÂ State Attorney will decide what, if any, charges will be filed.
The Riederers deniedÂ our request for an interview.
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