UPDATE 5/3/2022: State’s Attorney Richard Fritz is pleased to announce that on April 29, 2022, Jennifer Katherine Hurry, 54, of Mechanicsville, was convicted of 20 counts of Animal Cruelty. Hurry was indicted on these counts for acts of cruelty and neglect of 19 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats and 12 assorted fowl that were seized from her property on January 21, 2021. Sentencing will be concluded after a pre-sentencing investigation, however, the State was able to obtain an order for the immediate forfeiture of all animals that were seized so adoption proceedings may begin. Given the number of large agricultural animals to be transported and housed, Days End Farm Horse Rescue was contacted and agreed to facilitate the rescue, which is the largest in St. Mary’s County history. 9/29/2021: On January 5, 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the St. Mary’s County Animal Control Supervisor regarding concerns for the neglect and maltreatment of numerous animals located on the property of 42202 Greenwells Hills Lane in Leonardtown. Supervisor Wilson advised numerous horses, goats, cows, and fowl were located at the property, and seemed to be neglected and emaciated. Animal Control had numerous complaints about the animals getting […]
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