Circle H ranch is in the news again all for the wrong reasons. On Thursday afternoon, the regional branch of the OSPCA in Sudbury allegedly removed several other horses from the ranch located on Case Road.
Calls to the OSPCA in Sudbury were not answered on Friday. The local Humane Society is not involved in this seizure.
The ranch is owned and operated by Rebbecca Hurley who was charged in 2012 with a number of offenses surrounding animal cruelty. Most of those charges were dropped however Hurley was found guilty in January 2015 on a lessor charge. She is awaiting a sentencing hearing.
The charge stemmed from an earlier investigation from the local Humane Society. Circle H provided pony rides and sleigh rides for various local events in past years.
In 2012, The OSPCA and the Humane Society removed 11 horses that they believed were not being properly taken care of. Several other animals were also removed including cats and an elderly dog that was destroyed.
The horses were never returned to Hurley who could not raise the money needed to get them back.
It is not known why the Regional Branch of the OSPCA seized more animals or on what grounds.
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