An animal cruelty case has been continued to this spring for a Sherrard woman. 56 year old Karen Plambeck appeared in Mercer County Circuit Court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial conference with the matter continued to April 6th. The case involves four horses she owned. Accusations involve failing to provide the animals a sufficient quantity of good wholesome food. The horses received body condition scores from a licensed veterinarian of 2, 3, 3 and 3 out of a possible score of 9, with a score of 1 being emaciated. Plambeck faces five Class B misdemeanor counts. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges. She posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Mercer County Jail shortly after her arrest last October. The court entered an order in January allowing her to travel to Iowa and Florida.