Two Sublimity women have pleaded guilty to three counts of felony animal abuse in a case involving two abused and malnourished horses.

This mixed-breed foal has recovered and is ready for adoption after being rescued this summer.

Marion County Judge Lindsay Partridge sentenced Janet Spears, 33, and Rachel Frazeur, 38, to a one-year suspended sentence. They were placed on supervised probation with the condition that they not own or care for any animal during the supervision.

Spears and Frazeur were arrested and charged this summer after deputies found a mixed-breed mare and a foal. The horses were in a field in the 14000 block of Triumph Road SE in Salem.

The mare had to be euthanized but the foal was taken to the United Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals where it was paired with a nurse mare. The foal is now ready for adoption.

If interested, contact Barbara Kahl, a veterinarian who runs the facility, at

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