No hay for lottery winners’ horses
February 16, 2012
A California lottery winner was arrested Wednesday after Fresno County sheriff’s deputies found eight starving horses on the ranch Jose Francisco Romo purchased following his $40 million win in 2001.
According to reports in the Fresno Bee, Romo, 47, has relinquished ownership of all 11 horses found on his 40-acre Sanger ranch to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He was booked for felony animal cruelty and bail was set at $40,000.
A neighbor reportedly told authorities that horses on the ranch appeared emaciated.