Mini horse starved by sheriff's deputy

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:44pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:14am

A veteran Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with not feeding her miniature horses, leading to the death of one of the animals, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Pamela Belo, 48, faces one count of felony animal cruelty and one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

On July 3 Belo surrendered her four miniature horses to RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview, which reported the animals' poor condition to the sheriff's agriculture unit, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators found that between July 2011 and July 2012, Belo deprived food and nourishment to two of the four horses.

The lack of food led to the death of one of the animals.

Another is expected to recover.

Belo was a 23-year veteran of the sheriff's office and assigned to the Community Outreach Division.

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I agree with cldawson65. She shouldn't get off with keeping any benefits when she has done such an awful inconceivable act. We would have gladly taken them off her hands and cared for them. I just can't believe a female could be so callus. God forgive her.

Community Outreach????? Wouldn't you like her being the one to promote the sheriff's office to the community???? What kind of liason would starve helpless animals?? A very sick one!!! She should lose all benefits if she is convicted!!! It was done during her tenure as a sheriff's deputy.

THIS IS DISGUSTING. HOPE SHE ALSO EXPERIENCES SUCH HUNGER IN FUTURE, THE WHEEL SHOULD TURN AND GIVE HER WHAT SHE DESERVES. IDIOT.

You've got to wonder what other criminal acts this deputy has committed. Also, although she "resigned" it should not be accepted and she should be fired, why leave her a way to collect retirement????

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