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50 starved horses rescued in Lindale


POSTED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 10:16pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 10:04pm

LINDALE -  Deborah Dobbs with the S.P.C.A in East Texas is one of the many people who made their way to a pasture in Lindale early Wednesday morning. Rescuers found around 50 starved horses, and about a dozen skeletal remains.

Rescuers say, they found one colt that couldn't stand any longer and collapsed last week. The owner told rescuers, she believed she was taking good care of her animals.

For now the horses are finding a new home as rescuers move them to temporary shelter where they will be check by a team of veterinarians and given any necessary immediate medical care.

Rescuers say they are pushing forward with charges against the owner but, they say going through the legal process could take some time.

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I have horses and I know the cost of taking care of them is alot, but if someone cant afford to feed them, they should let someone have them who can. They require a lot of things and people dont realize the expense of taking them in. I love mine and will do anything to keep them healthy, but would give them away before I would see them starve. I bought two of mine because they were in really bad shape and are now fat and healthy and I believe they are glad to have someone around that cares.

It took 5 years to get something done with this herd. I started reporting it back in 2005 as I lived next door to them. Why would no one do anything????

Wonder why nothing was done when I reported it back in 2005 & 2006???? I lived next door to these horses and had to watch them as they slowly died over there!!!

Great job SPCA of East Texas, The Pegasus Project and US Humane Society. The dedication and teamwork of these wonderful Non-Profit groups is truly admirable and heart warming.A donation to these groups would make you feel like you were a part of the great work that they do. Donate time, money or feed, all are tax deductiable and will make you feel good. Deborah Dobbs and Allyson DeCanio are the local advocates for this and other efforts in animal rescues. Proud to know both. Pat Hyman-Mock

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