Missouri Horse Herd Removed for Rehabilitation

Missouri Horse Herd Removed for Rehabilitation

The herd was transported to HSMO's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, where the horses are being evaluated and receiving rehabilitative care.

Photo: Courtesy of the Humane Society of Missouri Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

A heard of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a property in Morgan County, Missouri. The horses were among 150 animals, including dogs, cats, and goats, taken from the premises.

Jeane Jae, vice president of communications for the Humane Society of Missouri Animal (HSMO) Cruelty Task Force, said HSMO personnel, in cooperation with the Morgan County Sheriff's Department, removed 30 horses from a property near Barnett on May 6. The herd was allegedly malnourished and included foals and pregnant mares, Jae said.

“The horses had body condition scores ranging from 2 to 4 on the Henneke Body Condition Scale,” Jae said.

Additionally, the remains of a foal were found in a barrel on the premises, Jae said.

The herd was transported to HSMO's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, where the horses are being evaluated and rehabilitative care, she said.

The property's owner and a property tenant voluntarily surrendered all the animals to HSMO, Jae said.

“The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has stated they will pursue animal abuse charges in this case,” she said.

No one from the Morgan County Sheriff's Department was available for comment.

The case remains pending.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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