Agriculture and Animals
Three horses seized, 1 found dead in Cherokee County
August 24, 2003 – The discovery of a dead horse on property in Cherokee County, Texas, prompted authorities and Lone Star Equine Rescue, Inc. (LSER) members to jump to action to seize and remove the remaining three horses.
LSER had received a report of neglect earlier in the week from a concerned citizen. When they investigated the report, the found emaciated horses who had no food or water. Since there was a recently deceased horse on the property, the remaining horses were seized immediately. A warrant was posted, and a hearing was scheduled for August 28, 2003 in Cherokee County.
No one showed up in court to claim ownership of the horses. The county attorney presented evidence of neglect including photographs, veterinary reports, and testimony from witnesses. The Justice of the Peace who overheard the case found significant evidence of neglect and awarded the horses to LSER.
LSER foster homes will rehabilitate and evaluate the horses before they’re placed up for adoption for a fee to help cover the costs of their rehabilitation.
If you would like to become a foster home for LSER and assist in these types of cases in the future or if you are willing to donate feed, money, or equipment to the care of these horses, please contact LSER at http://www.lser.org/.
Dr. Jennifer Williams
President, Lone Star Equine Rescue, Inc.
Barbara Valentino Levitzki
LSER Co-Regional Rep, East Texas