Thursday, January 24, 2008 MummoloBy Jonathan
48 Horses Seized Over Poor Farm Conditions
Some Animals Emaciated, Officials Say; Owners Could Face Cruelty Charges
Four dozen horses were seized from a Middleburg farm, and charges of animal cruelty may be filed against their owners, Loudoun County officials said yesterday. Many of the horses were emaciated, some were standing in their own waste and drinking water was found frozen in their troughs.
The horses, which appear to be thoroughbreds, have been monitored since November, when an anonymous tip alerted the county to poor conditions on the property, officials said.
Since then, officials from Loudoun County Animal Care and Control have been visiting the site regularly. After a noticeable decline in the condition of the horses, a veterinarian was brought in. All 48 animals were seized Tuesday night, officials Read More
Sixteen of These Horse’s are now HERE at the RVHR Facility.