Ernie Paragallo, who lives in Lloyd Harbor, was convicted Wednesday, March 10 of 33 animal cruelty counts. Sentencing was scheduled for May 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Greene County Court. Read the article from the Catskill's Daily Mail.
The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA helped rescue the almost 200 horses from Paragallo's farm in Climax, NY. They dedicated a page to the case. According to the site, dozens of the horses had infections and parasites, and virtually all were thin to emaciated.
Another Chance 4 Horses also assisted with the horse's rescues.