WKYT reported on Thursday that a horse found starving and near death was rescued. Yet the local sheriff isn't filing any charges against the owner.
The emaciated filly was rescued by Justice for Abused Animals. JFAA went out to the property on August 19 after being contacted by the Rockcastle County dispatch. Livingston’s Chief of Police and the Rock Castle County Sheriff Deputy were also on the scene.
Jamie Medlin, founder of Justice for Abused Animals, is angry that no charges will be filed against the horse’s owner. "I don't understand why no charges were brought," Medlin said. “If the laws are enforced, you may see less of this with horses."
The horse, now named Daisy Mae, is expected to recover. She is currently being fostered, and a family is interested in adopting her. Since she is less than a year old, the care she is now receiving may be the only care and attention she has ever known.
So why is her former owner allowed to get away with animal cruelty and neglect?
Justice for Abused Animals wants to know. And they are counting on a lot of other people to ask that same question. JFAA requests on their Facebook page that people contact the sheriff to ask why charges were not filed. They list the following contact information:
Rockcastle County Sheriff's Department
Mike Peters - Sheriff
205 East Main Street
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
(606) 256-2032 Office
See more photos of Daisy Mae on the Justice for Abused Animals Facebook page.
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