Horses in Deplorable Conditions

Newsdate: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 - 08:09 am
Location: WICHITA, Kansas

Sedgwick County officials are investigating a case of animal cruelty. It started Wednesday morning when the Sheriff’s Office was notified by Sedgwick County Animal Control saying several animals were living in deplorable conditions. Upon arrival, deputies observed an area where several horses were starving and were in immediate need of veterinarian care, with one horse already dead.

While on the scene, deputies located 12-horses, two miniature horses, three donkeys and one Llama. Due to the poor living conditions, which included no water or food, the animals were placed in the care of the Sedgwick County animal control.

An investigation and interviews were conducted with one suspect identified. They say the investigation continues and the case is expected to be presented to the Sedgwick County D-A’s office within the next two weeks.

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As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..