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Last abused animal from Racine County farm taken to new home

STURTEVANT, WI (WTAQ) - The last of 74 malnourished animals taken from a farm in Racine County has found a new home for the New Year.  

Pedro and Michelle Rivera, who own a wellness center for animals in Sturtevant, have adopted a black and white-spotted pony named Maximus. They plan to use the animal to help teach equine spinal manipulation techniques to veterinarians and other animal health professionals.  

The pony was the last of 23 horses and 51 other abused animals taken in April from a farm at Pleasant Prairie in Kenosha County.  

The farm's owners are facing charges of mistreating animals while causing death.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)