A Georgia man is facing animal cruelty charges after dead horses were found on his property.
According to WSB-TV, an animal advocacy group received a tip that Brandon Fulton was beating his horses at a South Fulton County.
Fulton has a previous history of animal abuse charges: He was charged with animal cruelty in July when authorities found four dead horses and several other malnourished and without water on the property. One of them was reportedly partially burned, and another dead horse was tied to a tree. Animal control officers made that discovery after a tip from a witness who observed emaciated horses on the property.
According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that previous animal cruelty case is believed to have been still pending as Fulton was somehow able to obtain more horses. He is now facing additional charges.
“He was charged with four more counts of cruelty after one of our officers responded to an anonymous call saying he was beating his horses,” Karen Hirsch, a spokeswoman for LifeLine Animal Project, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The officer wrote him up for not providing his horses with water.”
It does not appear that Fulton is currently in custody, and it is not known if the horses have been removed from his property.