The owner, Elois Kathleen Inman, 61, 3975 Lauderdale 126, Waterloo, was charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, two counts of failure to dispose of bodies properly and three counts of cruelty to animals.
“It was pretty bad. The poor horses were in the woods trying to eat briar bushes,” said Lauderdale County Animal Control Officer Dewayne Oliver.
He said he had gotten a number of complaints on the animals' conditions and had been dealing with the owner since December.
Deputies removed six horses and 15 dogs from the residence.
Inman remains in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bail totaling $7,000.
Note: Her name is also being spelled Eloise Inman.