Bethany Horse Cheyenne. Peter Casolino/New Haven Register.

Arrest made in Bethany horse cruelty case


Cross-posted from New Haven Register

Bethany Horse Cheyenne. Peter Casolino/New Haven Register.
Isabella Feder, 12, of North Branford has donated her allowance to help “Cheyenne,” the now famous horse who is recovering at Lockets Meadow Farm.

BETHANY, Conn. — A 23-year-old Cheshire Road woman was arrested on an animal cruelty charge after animal control and state police discovered a paint horse in July living in “outrageous” conditions, a state police officer said Wednesday.

Shannon Trowbridge, of 77 Cheshire Road, surrendered to state police at Troop I this week on one count of animal cruelty.

Bethany Resident State Trooper David Merriam said Trowbridge is accused of neglecting the horse, which was removed from the residence July 26.

The horse, Cheyenne, was found boarded up in a stall and was “knee deep in a couple of feet of manure,” he said.

Her stall, which was nailed shut, had to be dismantled to free her.

In the process of leaving the stall, her legs were wobbly and she fell a number of times trying to walk.

News of Cheyenne’s situation rallied the community. More than $5,000 has been raised to help pay medical bills. In some cases, youths donated their allowance. Read full report >>

A special thank you to Ken Davison who made sure we saw this report. –Ed.


Officials pursue legal process in case of pony rescued from nailed-shut stall; Tuesday’s Horse; Aug 3, 2012

Cheyenne under treatment after rescue from nailed shut stall; Tuesday’s Horse; Jul 28, 2012

Horse found nailed into stall in two feet of manure and urine; Tuesday’s Horse; Jul 26, 2012

3 thoughts on “Arrest made in Bethany horse cruelty case”

  1. This “woman” needs JAIL TIME. NOT just a slap on the wrist. I pray that our “justice” system gets some backbone eventually.


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