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Monday, Feb 28, 1994County: San Mateo
Disposition: Civil Case
Person of Interest: Janet Wherry
The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA filed three counts of animal cruelty charges against Janet Wherry on February 28, 1994.
The first was for failing to maintain a lawful fence to prevent horses from reaching highway 92, a second for permitting animals to be without proper and adequate food, water, shelter, and care and attention, and a third for failing to keep stalls and corrals clean and sanitary.
The animals in question were six horses, two goats, one rabbit and several chickens. Officers reportedly discovered one bale and a half of hay on the entire property.
According to reports, horses were discovered living in dirty stalls covered in urine and manure with little or no food and water, and some of the horses required veterinary care and hoof care.
The case was settled by "civil compromise" on January 30, 1995, after several months of inspections and notifications. Wherry was ordered to comply with the recommendations of San Mateo County Building Inspection, Environmental Health, Code Enforcement and PHS/SPCA.
- Peninsula Humane Society Press Release - Aug 10, 2006
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