Jemison woman arrested for animal cruelty

JEMISON, Ala. (AP) -- A Jemison woman faces multiple counts of animal cruelty as well as felony charges for allegedly letting horses, cows and pigs starve in a pasture.
Jemison police arrested 28-year-old Kassie Diane Adams Wednesday for six counts of felony killing and disabling livestock. Adams was also charged with 75 counts of animal cruelty involving horses, cows and pigs were in a pasture at Gene Martin Auto Sales where Adams was an employee.
Authorities said she had been looking after the business and the animals for several months, but the animals were underfed to the point that several had already died in the pasture.
Interim Police Chief Shane Fulmer said officers found said several others were near death.
Adams was released from Chilton County Jail on a $135,000 bond Wednesday. Attempts to reach her lawyer were not immediately successful Thursday.

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