Rusk — Emaciated horses seized from a Rusk County pasture last week were awarded to Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home on Tuesday.
Rusk County Justice of the Peace for Pct. 5, Joe Sorrells, presided over the seizure hearing which resulted in the three horses and three dogs being taken from the owner.
The animals were found on the pasture on County Road 4223 in south Rusk County,
The horses were seized Wednesday by Rusk County sheriff’s deputies because they were extremely malnourished and “had taken a turn for the worse,” said Safe Haven Executive Director Richard Fincher.
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