Over 100 malnourished livestock taken from property

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Jeanine Ann Cook By Alicia Barron Jeanine Ann Cook By Alicia Barron
Pens where some of the livestock were kept. By Alicia Barron Pens where some of the livestock were kept. By Alicia Barron
Pens where some of the livestock were kept. By Alicia Barron Pens where some of the livestock were kept. By Alicia Barron

GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. – More than110 animals were taken from a property in Golden Valley after it was reported there was a horse down and several animals without food or water.

Mohave County sheriff’s deputies received a complaint about the no-kill sanctuary called Pleasant Farms on Wednesday.

An officer with the Arizona Department of Livestock, along with sheriff's deputies and Animal Control officers, responded to the 6100 block of Ida Drive on Friday.

When they arrived they found a horse down and other animals without water or food. A lot of the animals were in poor condition and others were found dead on the property.

One goat received medical treatment but died Wednesday night. Two other goats were treated for leg injuries.

A veterinarian was called to the property and had to euthanize the horse because of his poor medical condition.

Jeanine Ann Cook, 60, was taken into custody. She faces felony charges including reckless cruel mistreatment and 60 misdemeanor counts of herd sheep on land without consent.

Cook surrendered the majority of her livestock including 110 goats, a pot-belly pig and an emu. Four dogs were also turned over to Animal Control.

The investigation is ongoing and further animal cruelty charges are pending.