SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The prosecutor handling the case of a troubled wild-horse sanctuary in north-central South Dakota whose impounded animals are headed for auction says authorities would consider proposals from other organizations before selling the horses.
The remarks from Dewey County state’s attorney Steven Aberle came Thursday, also the deadline given to the embattled sanctuary’s president to repay the public funds that have been used to care for the 810 horses.
Karen Sussman is the president of the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros’ ranch in Lantry. She denies all wrongdoing allegations, which she says were fabricated by a “disgruntled employee.”