Texas Humane Group Gets Custody of Rescued Herd

More than 40 allegedly maltreated Quarter Horses--including foals, yearlings, and several pregnant mares--remain under rehabilitative care after being placed in the custody of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (SPCA) of East Texas.

Malnourished Horses

More than 40 horses were seized from a Texas farm, many of them severely malnourished.

The 43 horses were removed from a 70-acre breeding farm in Lindale, Texas, earlier this month after neighbors contacted the SPCA of East Texas about the animals' condition. On Dec. 15, acting on a warrant served by a Smith County District Attorney's Office investigator, personnel from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the SPCA of East Texas, and the Humane Society of North Texas removed the animals and placed them under rehabilitative care.

HSUS spokesperson Jordan Crump said the animals were being treated for malnutrition and other conditions.

On Dec. 22, Smith County Justice of the Peace James Cowart awarded custody of the animals to the SPCA of East Texas.

Crump said the animals will remain under rehabilitative care and will eventually be placed in new permanent homes.

Charges in the case are pending.

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