All but 1 charge dropped against NJ man in Northampton Co. horse cruelty case

15 neglected horses found on property in Northampton County in June

Author: , Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published: Sep 26 2012 04:22:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2012 09:34:42 AM EDT
Horse cruelty case

Almost all charges have been dismissed against a New Jersey man accused of neglecting more than a dozen horses in Northampton County.

Fourteen of the 15 charges of animal cruelty against Damiano Diflorio, of Princeton, have been dismissed, officials said. Diflorio has been ordered to pay a $375 fine.

Officials said they found 15 neglected horses at Diflorio's property in Plainfield Township in June.

The horses were taken to Last Chance Ranch near Quakertown, Bucks Co. The horses still need to be adopted, officials said. In the meantime, they're accepting donations to cover the shelter's costs.