Farm caretaker bonds out of jail after dead horses found

A man arrested on charges related to dead and malnourished horses found on a Fulton County farm faced a judge Wednesday.

Brandon Fulton was arrested Tuesday and charged with animal cruelty. Officers found deplorable conditions at a farm located off Camp Creek and Butner Roads, Fulton County police spokeswoman Cpl. Partrena Smith said.

Animal control officers testified in court about emaciated horses, four of which were found dead, according to Channel 2 Action News. Smith said three horses were found dead Tuesday.

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One horse was partially burned and another was tethered to a tree without feed, Channel 2 reported.

Fulton allegedly rescued horses and used the animals in rehabilitating children.

Fulton’s bond was set at $75,000, and he will be required to wear an ankle monitor while awaiting his next court date, scheduled for Aug. 3.