LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Lauderdale County deputies arrested a man in connection with an animal neglect case.
Horace Mearl White Sr. is charged with 32 counts of cruelty to animals. Bond was set at $32,000.
Authorities said a second horse had to be put down following the discovery of more than a dozen animals at a home in the Central community. One horse was put down, while other horses, a donkey and a mule were in various stages of malnourishment. Remains of other animals were found along the woodline at the back of the pasture.
Officials said the pasture the animals were in was also used as a junkyard, and their water source was full of green algae.