A Frankfort woman has pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of failure to vaccinate her dogs against rabies, and during a Tuesday morning court appearance told the judge that the dogs are current on their shots.
Bald Knob resident Sandra Coy willingly surrendered two horses to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office about three weeks ago after the sheriff received several complaints about alleged animal cruelty.
Before the horses were rescued, officials said they were fenced in a small grassless area. Though their ribs stuck out and their hair was matted, the state livestock investigator declared the horses healthy.
A third horse, a gray mare, remains on her 3387 St. Johns Road property. Several other animals remain with the Coys, including the 16 dogs with the vaccinations in question. Chickens, llamas and goats are also fenced in on the hilly, wooded property, which is littered with broken-down belongings.
Franklin District Judge Kathy Mangeot asked Coy to show proof that her dogs are vaccinated at her next court appearance on June 5.
Coy refused comment to The State Journal after her appearance.