It is now three weeks later and a seriously neglected horse is rallying and showing the spunk to live life. The volunteers at the rescue where Atticus was brought are monitoring his excellent progress.
Atticus was in poor condition when he was seized from his owner in September along with another thoroughly emaciated and neglected horse, Scout. While Atticus has made great strides toward recovering his health, Scout had to be euthanized because it was determined he had deteriorated too far to successfully recover.
According to Snohomish police, their recommendation is to file charges of animal cruelty against the horses’ owner due to the alleged neglect.
While the horse survivor is doing as well as can be expected, he is still seriously underweight and needs to regain a lot of weight. He will continue to reside at a rescue until such time as he is ready to move into a loving forever home.
Snohomish police have asked for aid from the community to help care for Atticus and also donate feed, hay or dollars toward his care.
Additional information is available at safehorses.org or directly from the Snohomish Police Department [Maple Avenue].
Note from the author: It is noteworthy that the Snohomish police is invested in doing the right thing for the abused horses, to bring abuse charges on the owner and to secure care for the remaining horse, Atticus.
Source: Herald Net
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