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Rocky Mount Woman Faces Animal Cruelty and Neglect Charges as Shotgun Improves

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Shotgun is doing much better. A week ago he could hardly stand on his own, but now he can stand and walk around.

Workers at the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue have been feeding him endless amounts of hay. He also has been drinking Gatorade and protein shakes. Rescue leaders say they are so grateful for the donations.

A Rocky Mount woman has been charged with one count of animal cruelty, and four counts of failing to provide medical treatment.

The charges were filed against Lacinda St. Clair after Franklin County Animal Control officers rescued a severely malnourished young horse last week.

Shotgun is now being cared for at the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue.

In addition to Shotgun, investigators say St. Clair also provided inadequate care to four adult horses.

Donations are still being accepted at the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue to help with Shotgun's recovery.