Horse lovers went to a farm in East Bethel on Monday morning to raise awareness of what they believe are the neglect of 71 horses behind the fences. The group of about 50 people, who say many of the animals on Lowell Friday's farm are starving and living in filthy conditions, sometimes filled with slurry, organized a protest outside the farm on the corner of East Main Street and Lowell Avenue early Monday morning and called for an investigation.
Lowell's horses are being evaluated by vets who have ordered visits to the farm in the past two weeks as part of a Department of Health investigation. He said that in less than a week, he had gained 12 pounds since his horses were seized and taken to a University of Minnesota equine center.
After graduating, he completed a two-year residency at the Department of Health's Bears Bear Health Center and earned a master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota in 2004. In 2005, he joined Minnesota State University, St. Paul's College of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently became an associate professor. She also directed the Veterinary Residency Program and served on the boards of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Health Association.
Before her retirement, she worked for the US Department of Agriculture and spent several years in small animal practice. Dr. Levy moved to Blacksburg, Virginia, to attend the University of Virginia School of Veterinary Medicine and to become a veterinarian for small animals.
She later bought Wesleyan Animal Hospital and combined the two practices to form Northside Wesleyan Animal Hospital. She had her own practice for small animals in East Bethel for over 35 years and later, with her husband John Levy, a veterinary practice for small animals in St. Paul.
In 1977 she was elected FVMA Veterinarian of the Year and received the Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1989. She was a founding member and founding member of the Veterinary Association Ostbettel (EVMAA) and co-chairwoman of the board.
Dr. Spears sponsored the Southeastern Youth Fair heifer show and is a member of the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine and has been president of the Florida VMA for several years. In her fourth year, she founded the Veterinary School of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Health Sciences (VHS) at the University of Florida. Dr. Minicucci is also part of a group of students helping the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources collect data on deer that may be infected with chronic waste disease. A fourth-year veterinary student interested in food, animals and medicine, and she is an associate professor of veterinary medicine at East Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Streff said he would also forward a report on his own investigation findings to the East Bethel City Attorney's Office to review for criminal charges.
If you see a dog at large or cannot capture it, please contact the East Bethel Animal Shelter at (712) 662-5555. For questions or concerns related to animal welfare, please click here for more information or contact our local shelter.
We are located at 327 Dean Ave E. Our exact address is 100 W. Main St. in East Bethel, Minnesota, and our current telephone number is bebe 651 - 464 - 2764. Visit us at our shelter or call us at 763 - 427 - 5150 to learn more about our animal welfare programs and services. We are also in the same building as our local shelter, but on the second floor of the West Main Street office building. For more information, call (7) 63 421-6995 or (663) 426-5555, Dean Avenue E., Dean, MN, 762, 427-5150.
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