Oshkosh man to face trial for animal neglect
A 65 year old Oshkosh man facing six counts of neglect causing the death of an animal will face trial after he was bound over to district court following a Thursday hearing. Harry Cross will enter a plea on the charges during his district court arraignment July 2nd at 10:30 a.m.
Cross has been identified as the owner of six horses that were found dead on Easter Sunday west of Oshkosh due to dehydration or starvation. A seventh horse was found alive, but died a short time later.
The Sheriff's report says the horses had not been checked for twenty two days. The horses were found lying near a stock tank after a well had apparently stopped pumping and gone dry. Garden County Attorney Philip Pierce says there is no indication why the horses had not been checked for such a long period.
Pierce says someone from the family that owns neighboring land observed the situation and reported it to law enforcement. The horses range in age from a foal less than a month old to a mare twelve to thirteen years old.
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