Malnourished horses required immediate care

January 15, 2014

Five malnourished horses requiring immediate care have been sent by the Oconee Animal Shelter to a veterinarian for treatment. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says those horses were presented yesterday to the shelter by an individual who said he could no longer care for them. Crenshaw said, “Our staff conducts what is known as a body score on horses. These received the lowest score of one which means malnourishment and need immediate care.” Staff then went to the Fair Play address and discovered what Crenshaw said were nine additional horses in poor condition. After determining the location sits across the county line in Anderson, Oconee authorities referred the case to authorities in that county. As for the horses under the care of the Oconee shelter, Crenshaw says, “They will be available for adoption. The cost to care for a horse is more expensive than either a dog or cat. If anyone would like to donate hay or grain, call the shelter at 888-0221. Financial contributions on the horses behalf are being accepted at Tractor Supply near Seneca.

 

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