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Case ID: 10778
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: horse
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Thursday, Feb 15, 2007

County: Stark

Disposition: Alleged
Case Images: 1 files available

Abuser names unreleased

The Stark County Sheriff`s Department responded to a call of neglected animals and ended up confiscating 29 horses. The horses were undernourished, in need of water, and had a variety of injuries. Some of them also needed medical treatment and de-worming.

"We went out initially and found 8 or 9 horses and made arrangements to transport them, " explains Stark County Chief Deputy Lawrence Kitzman, "Deputy Adolf went out with help from folks from the experiment station to round them up. They ended up coming in with 29 horses in bad shape."

Veterinarians have been treating the horses and caring for their injuries. If the court decides that the animals cannot be returned to the owner once they're healthy, they'll be sold at auction. Kitzman says animal owners need to provide extra care during cold weather, provide additional food and supplements, and to make sure that drinking water isn`t frozen.

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