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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Animal Cruelty at Texas Horse Farm

50 surviving horses were rescued.

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The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of East Texas and Humane Society of North Texas worked with the Smith County District Attorney's Office to rescue 50 horses from a Lindale property.

The District Attorney's office served a seizure warrant to the owner of the horses Tuesday, opening the door for the rescue team to begin removal on Wednesday.

Most of the horses on the 70-acre ranch are quarter-horses, and most showed signs of neglect and severe emaciation. Some even suffered from parasite infestation and overgrown hooves. The group also included pregnant mares and a few yearlings.

Rescuers also found several dead horses and numerous equine skeletons on site.


Andrew Heaton said...


Though I'm glad to hear that the DA intervened and that fifty were rescued, it is concerning that this kind of neglect happens in the first place.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

donate boat said...

Good to hear that 50 horses survived and rescued.