Saratoga horse trainer charged with animal cruelty
Posted at: 08/25/2013 8:30 AM
By: Cadence Acquaviva
A Saratoga horse trainer is facing misdemeanor animal abuse charges following a week long investigation by the Stillwater Police Department.
Officials say during the investigation they found that 46-year-old Joseph DeCarlo was overdriving, torturing and abusing a harness track Standardbred gelding horse in what they called a cruel and malicious manner.
The horse is reportedly recovering from severe, extensive internal and external mouth injuries and is still under the care of a veterinarian.
DeCarlo was processed on Saturday and released on an appearance ticket.