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VIDEO: Emaciated horse found in Gregg County


POSTED: Monday, June 3, 2013 - 1:46pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:48pm

Gregg County officials are searching for the owners of a horse that was found on the side on the 200 block of McCarver St. near Longview.

It was found without food and water, was slightly emaciated and had some bones showing very prominently. The horse was given a one out of nine rating, which is as bad as it can get.

There's no word yet on whether the owner will face any animal cruelty charges.

It reportedly escaped from a pen on Friday evening and was returned after it was found wandering along Eastman Road.

Animal control went to check on the horse on Monday and based upon their findings, called Gregg County officials to seize the horse.

Safe Haven Rescue Mission will evaluate the horse and care for him.

If you have any information, please contact Gregg County authorities.

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