Horse owner to be sentenced for animal cruelty conviction

An Oak Harbor woman will learn her fate Friday after neglecting dozens of horses to the point of starvation.

Robin Vess, 55, will be sentenced in a Port Clinton courtroom Friday afternoon. In May, she was found guilty on 42 counts of animal cruelty. She faces up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine for each count.

The horses were taken by the Arabian Rescue Mission in January from Vess' farm near Oak Harbor. Vess' attorney has said she was depressed and lacked resources to care for the animals.