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Case ID: 18719
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: horse
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Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

County: Coffee

Disposition: Alleged
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Alleged: Donnie Lavon Adkison

An Enterprise-area man was placed behind bars Wednesday after Coffee County Sheriff Office deputies arrested him on charges he allegedly neglected three horses.

Donnie Lavon Adkison, 45, of County Road 731, was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals. Photos of the animals show they were not fed well, and one horse was so malnourished that its hip bone had rubbed a hole in its side, CCSO chief deputy Ronnie Whitworth said.

The horses were adopted, and a state veterinarian gave the horses a checkup while he was in the area Thursday, Whitworth added.

Animal cruelty reports, especially those involving large farm animals, are increasing in the county, Whitworth said.

"There's getting to be a lot more of this stuff," he said. 'When you take in a large animal, it takes a lot of feed and upkeep. You can't neglect these animals."


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