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Woman collapses during sentencing for failing to feed horses

Aphrodite was left in poor condition after receiving inadequate amounts of food.
Aphrodite was left in poor condition after receiving inadequate amounts of food.

AN ambulance was called to Hervey Bay Court House when a woman collapsed after she was sentenced for failing to feed two horses.

June Annette Wogandt, 66, pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to adequately feed two horses at her Hervey Bay property.

The horses were monitored by the RSPCA after they were reported as being in poor condition.

RSPCA inspector Penny Flaherty attended the property in March 2014 and saw the horses were in urgent need of attention.

Both horses, Tiffany and Aphrodite, were in poor condition and in need of worming.

The court heard Tiffany struggled to stand.

The animals' hooves were seen to be overgrown.

After the horses received treatment, the RSPCA visited the property numerous times.

The court heard that while the horses were not as bad as they had been in March, they were still observed to be in poor condition.

On one occasion when Ms Flaherty tried to attend the property, she was refused access and was only able to observe the horses from the road.

The court heard it was clear the horses were still underweight and   there had been no improvement
 since her last visit.

In November 2014, the two horses were seized.

The court heard that when the horses were taken into the care of the RSPCA, Tiffany and Aphrodite put on 26 and 28 kilos respectively.

It was estimated that treating the horses had cost the RSPCA about $12,000.

Representing herself, Ms Wogandt said her daughter Bianca Wogandt was the owner of the horses and had been responsible for caring for them.

She said she had agreed to feed them if her daughter had not been able to get to her mother's property to care for them.

Ms Wogandt said she had terminal cancer and that was why she had collapsed during a previous court appearance.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell gave Wogandt a 12-month good behaviour bond.

He said she would be required to pay $500 if she committed any other offences.

She has also prohibited from owning any equine animal for three years.

After she had been sentenced, Wogandt collapsed to the floor.

Paramedics were called but Wogandt was later able to leave the court house unassisted.

Wogandt's daughter has also been charged in relation to the care of the horses, but she pleaded not guilty and the matter went to trial.

A verdict is due to be delivered in her case next month.

Topics:  horse rspca woman



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