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Woman in Butler County arrested for animal cruelty

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Authorities picked up three horses from a property in Butler County on Dec. 6 that were in poor condition and starving. A fourth horse on the property was unable to get his footing and was too weak to stand, and the veterinarian had to euthanize the horse on the spot. Each rescued horse was skin and bones and at least 200 pounds underweight.

When the three horses reached their new destination, they relished the food. They were so hungry that they did not stop munching for hours.

The three surviving horses are mares. There is Abby who’s not so fond of trailers and is the youngest horse. Then there is Zoey who was happy to get out of the trailer and to the food, and the oldest mare is Nana who is also the calmest. It became quickly obvious that they were thrilled to get into the hay.

The horses had been confined to a small pen in which there was nothing to eat, nor was there any hay. When the officials went to pick up the horses, two rolls of hay had been purchased.

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said that the horses’ owner, Annette Tomlin, has been charged with cruelty to animals.

Thanks to the Butler County Humane Society, Tomlin’s three horses were taken to a private location. Now the mares have Travis Kidd to take care of them and to bring them back to good health. He plans to do it with lots of good food and even more love so they can completely recover from their ordeals.

Kidd says,

We will make sure they have plenty of feed and water and make sure they eat good hay and we will worm them and stuff that you would do just like any animal. We will love them more than anything.

Thank goodness for a caring person that noticed the plight of the Tomlin horses as they were getting skinnier by the day. He called the authorities and that's how the horses were found.

These deserving horses are getting a second chance at life.

Source: WNCF TV

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